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Deborah Baillesderr

English Timeline - 42 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 - 4 views

    "Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. "
Andrew Spinali

Was Dickens's Christmas Carol borrowed from Lowell's mill girls? - Ideas - The Boston G... - 14 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.
Hollington Lee

College papers: Students hate writing them. Professors hate grading them. Let's stop as... - 68 views

    "Nobody hates writing papers as much as college instructors hate grading papers (and no, having a robot do it is not the answer)."
Martin Burrett - 2 views

    A wonderful story site for younger children where the readers play a platform game with Rex the dinosaur to follow the storyline.
Clint Heitz

Teenagers and grammar | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC - 68 views

    Tips and links on how to teach teenagers grammar in a more engaging way.
Glenn Hervieux

Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway? | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher - 72 views

    Catlin Tucker clarifies what "Complex Text" is and shares a link for teachers to see what the Lexile Measure is. Read the comments on her post, as a few teachers respond with additional resources.
Judy Robison

Free Practice Tests - Varsity Tutors - 44 views

    Assessment | News
    Varsity Tutors Debuts Free Test Question Site

    By Dian Schaffhauser

    Varsity Tutors, a providor of private tutoring to students online, has launched a new, free service with the intention of becoming the "Khan Academy" of practice tests. The company has introduced a Web-based assessment system intended to replace other forms of educational content such as SAT or ACT preparation books or online subscriptions to assessment materials.

    Varsity Learning Tools, as it's called, makes hundreds of free practice tests available in 95 subjects. Currently in open beta testing, the site lists assessment tests by subject and allows the user to choose to answer a single test, flashcards, or a question of the day.

    Each question can be shared through social network services. When the student answers it, a second page displays with an assessment and explanation and data on how much time was spent on the question, and how many others answered it correctly."
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maryann diedwardo

Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences by Maryann DiEdwardo - 1 views

    Music Transforms the College English Classroom by Maryann DiEdwardo is based on her case study research.
    Music Transforms the College English Classroom by Maryann DiEdwardo is based on her case study research.
Michele Brown Understand what you read - 78 views

    Rewordify takes a complex passage and rephrases it in simpler terms. Students can adjust Rewordify's settings to match their needs. For example, students can add words to a "skip list" and those words will not be changed when they appear in a passage. Students can also use Rewordify to simply highlight difficult words instead of having them replaced.
Courtney Cozzy

Fakebook - 90 views

    Create a fake profile for a fictional/historical character. site is improved and much easier to use.
    Create a fake profile for a fictional/historical character
Roland Gesthuizen

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: exclusive excerpt - Boing Boing - 33 views

    "William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher, is a retelling of the movie as presented by the Bard of Avon. It's published by Quirk Books, which is known for its fun remixes of classics"
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