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Martin Burrett

Adverbs for Speech - 63 views

    A poster which lists adverbs to describe how something might have been said.
Penny Roberts

Reading Australia - Home - 17 views

    Copyright agency resources pages for Australian schools.

What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler - YouTube - 31 views

    Ted-Ed video which describes the hero's journey.
Paul Restivo

The power of simple words - Terin Izil | TED-Ed - 46 views

    Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.
Deborah Baillesderr

English Timeline - 43 views

    "This interactive timeline allows you to explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day."
Deborah Baillesderr

Hemingway - 5 views

    "Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. "
Jane Trotter

BetterLesson: Share What Works | Free K-12 Lesson Plans, materials and resources - 58 views

    A rich site full of Common Core lessons for all to use.
    "Over 5,000 complete Common Core-aligned lessons from our 130 Master Teachers.

    Introducing CC.BetterLesson - a brand new, free resource from the BetterLesson team featuring the highest quality Common Core-aligned lessons created through our Master Teacher Project."
Andrew Spinali

Was Dickens's Christmas Carol borrowed from Lowell's mill girls? - Ideas - The Boston G... - 15 views

  • Dickens had encountered that narrative trope in the stories written by the Lowell mill girls, who typically published either anonymously or under pseudonyms like “Dorothea” or “M.” In one anonymous story called “A Visit from Hope,” the narrator is “seated by the expiring embers of a wood fire” at midnight, when a ghost, an old man with “thin white locks,” appears before him. The ghost takes the narrator back to scenes from his youth, and afterward the narrator promises to “endeavor to profit by the advice he gave me.” Similarly, in “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge is sitting beside “a very low fire indeed” when Marley’s ghost appears before him. And, later, after Scrooge has been visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future, he promises, “The spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”
  • That’s not how the scholars see it. Literary borrowing, even quite detailed borrowing, was accepted practice at the time—“It was just a different way of looking at things back then,” says Archibald. (“American Notes,” for instance, includes many pages of writing by the famed 19th-century physician Samuel Gridley Howe, all without attribution, and apparently without any thought by Dickens that he was doing something improper.)
    Fascinating read about Massachusetts connections in "A Christmas Carol." This could definitely be used to teach claim and counter claim.
Martin Burrett

Learn English at - 28 views

    This is a beautifully designed resource for learning English through the learner's native language. Because the resources teach the same English, it is ideal for using with English classes with learners from all over the world. The flash resources are great and the lessons are arranged in categories.
Rob Belprez

Learning through the Looking Glass - 34 views

    My class website for taking learning beyond the classroom walls. High school sophomore and senior level English resources and educational technology tools can be found here.
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