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Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Memrise - Learn Something New Everyday for Free - 6 views

    Learn something new everyday with Memrise. Excellent resource for supporting your curriculum or for parents who want to help their child from home.
Brianna Crowley

Education Week: Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule - 0 views

  • Ideally, she said, teachers are working in cross-disciplinary teams to decide how to balance those shared responsibilities in a solid curriculum.
  • And Ms. Highfill has not found the guidance on shared, cross-curricular responsibility to be translating into classroom reality. In her district, she said, "there still seems to be more of a focus on English teachers' using nonfiction in classrooms than the other content areas stepping up to the plate."
  • such titles are meant for classes other than English, and seeing them as texts that displace works like The Catcher in the Rye takes titles out of context and ignores the messages of the standards document as a whole.
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  • teachers and local administrators are the ones who must decide how to share responsibility for the increased emphasis on nonfiction. "If a lot of good, close reading of high-quality, challenging texts is going on in science and history classes," she said, "then English/language arts teachers need to carry less of that responsibility."
  • It is English/language arts teachers who will be held accountable for the results, which will drive what happens in their classrooms week to week, he said.
Brianna Crowley

Three Ways to Use Twitter in the English Classroom « Red Pen Confessions - 1 views

    a high school English teacher highlights three ways she and her colleagues are using Twitter to engage students in and outside of their classrooms. A variety of complexity and purposes represented.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: List 25 - Lists that are educational and entertaining - 104 views

    Read lists that are educational and entertaining with topics like history, geography, science, arts and literature.
Brianna Crowley

Confession: Falling for QR Codes « Red Pen Confessions - 110 views

    High school English teacher shares how she plans on using QR codes to switch to a whole fiction approach to novels and literature in the classroom. 
Carla Shinn

Proofread for Project Gutenberg - 41 views

    Distributed Proofreaders (DP) provides a web-based method to ease the conversion of Public Domain books into e-books. By dividing the workload into individual pages, many volunteers can work on a book at the same time, which significantly speeds up the creation process.
Joanna Gerakios

Lit2Go ETC - 76 views

    Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
Enid Baines

10,000 Retired Books Create 'Literature Versus Traffic' Installation | Inthralld - 3 views

  • a simple objective for the installation: “literature took control of the streets and became the conquerer of the public space.”
Enid Baines

Your Favorite: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels - 92 views

  • Author Responds to Student Begging for Summary of Required Read
  • I love that teachers and writers admit to not reading books that were assigned. I wouldn't have read "The Scarlet Letter" either if I wasn't the one who had to assign it.
  • Guessing Game: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as Written by Other Famous Authors - Flavorwire
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  • Some writers have distinct stylistic fingerprints. Student writers, not so much.
  • "Frodo Baggins looked at the ring. The ring was round. It was a good ring. The hole at the heart of the ring was also round. The hole was clean and pure. ... The earth moved."
  • Kids Hate Classic Books Through Hilarious Tweets at #worstbookever « PWxyz
  • The old man and the sea, #worstbookever uuuggghhhh
  • heart of darkness please die #worstbookever#whatsisgoingon?
  • thank god for sparknotes #readingthecrucible#worstbookever
  • endless editing. Anyone who writes a lot understands this
Deborah Baillesderr - 31 views

    Google Earth trips that go hand in hand with novels.
    Download .kml/.kmz files for Google Earth to explore literature.
Smith Shots

Literature and Latte - Scrivener - 12 views

    Superb organization tool for documents. Helps me see the "big picture" and "details" at the same time.
Dana Huff

Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival (Library of Congress) - 3 views

    The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."

The Power of Simple Words - YouTube - 84 views

    Utilizing simple language to an effect excellent video for teaching writing. 
Lauren Rosen

Apps and Ideas for Literature Circles on iPads -- THE Journal - 10 views

    Lit circles and ipads. Page 2 gives a list of useful apps too.

12 Animated Plays by William Shakespeare: Macbeth, Othello and Other Great Tales Brough... - 129 views

    BBC versions of some Shakespeare plays. I have used many of these in class.
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