FAQ includes answers to the following questions:
Who is Traci?
What are the Lists of Ten?
Where are the web pages for the Lists of Ten?
Where are the email versions of the Lists
of Ten posted?
When are the lists posted?
Why Lists of Ten? Why not Twelve or Sixteen?
Why are you writing these Lists?
Are the Lists of Ten published in print
Is it OK to share the lists with others?
- Who is Traci?
- See Traci's bio.
- What are the Lists of Ten?
- The Lists of Ten are writing assignments, classroom activities,
and teaching strategies for middle, secondary, and college
teachers. In addition to classroom-ready assignments and activities,
you'll find teaching tips, pedagogical guidelines, administrative
- Where are the web pages for the Lists
- The server space for Traci's Lists of Ten has been graciously
provided by Interversity.
Previously, the Lists of Ten were available on the server
of the National
Council of Teachers of English, in Urbana, Illinois, USA.
The first home of the Lists was the Website of The
Daedalus Group, Inc., in Austin, Texas, USA. Archival
copies of the lists are still available on The Daedalus Group
server; however, the tengrrl.com web server is the current
home of the lists. Only the pages on this server are updated
when new lists are posted. The NCTE site has a redirection
to this site. The pages are no longer stored on the NCTE site.
The Lists of Ten are the ideas and opinions of the writer
and do not reflect the opinion of the organizations who have
provided server space for the Lists of Ten.
- Where are the email versions of the
Lists of Ten posted?
- The email versions of Traci's Lists of Ten were originally
posted to the TechRhet Discussion List, the Writing Center
Discussion List (WCenter), the Writing Program Administrators
List (WPA-L), and NCTE's general discussion list (NCTE-TALK).
- When are the lists posted?
- Originally, the Lists of Ten were posted about every ten
days, but as time has passed, I haven't been able to keep
up with that pace. The Lists of Ten are posted whenever I
have a chance to write something these days.
- Why Lists of Ten? Why not Twelve or
- The Lists of Ten were originally posted as part of the Tenth
Anniversary celebration of The Daedalus Group, in 1998. So
there were ten items in every list, and the lists were posted
every ten days.
- Why are you writing these lists?
- The Lists of Ten came about for several reasons. First and
foremost, as an educational and technical consultant far removed
from the classroom, I began to miss the chance to come
up with assignments, to work through lesson plans, and to
craft classroom activities. Next, it was the tenth anniversary
of the company that I was working for, The Daedalus Group.
I wanted my part of the company, Instructional Services,
to do something special, and the Lists of Ten were what I came
up with. Since then, they've grown into their own regular
resource for teachers.
- Are the Lists of Ten published in
- The complete collection of Lists of Ten are published only
on the web. Several individual lists have been published in
Classroom Notes Plus and occasionally in other
- Is it OK to share the lists with
- See Copying
and Sharing the Lists.