Skip to main content

Home/ English Companion Ning Group/ Group items tagged English

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Dana Huff

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Printable Handbooks - 11 views

  •  
    Chicago Shakespeare Theater has printable handbooks for many of Shakespeare's plays. "Each of our entirely original teacher handbooks includes active, engaging teaching activities, 400 years of critical thinking, synopses, and much more. Teaching activities-all aligned with the Common Core State Standards-are designed to draw upon some of the same practices and techniques that actors use in the rehearsal process to break open Shakespeare's challenging language."
Mrs. Dawson

Digital Writing Workshop - Troy Hicks - 10 views

  •  
    Companion site for THE DIGITAL WRITING WORKSHOP and CRAFTING DIGITAL WRITING
Mrs. Dawson

Draft No. 4 by John McPhee - 9 views

  •  
    A piece published for The New Yorker about the importance of multiple drafts and the editing process. 
GoEd Online

Top 10 eBooks for English Teachers - 22 views

  •  
    As you already know, English (ELA) is a broad subject that encompasses a variety of topics including grammar, literature, reading, writing, vocabulary and more. Due to the nature of the discipline, there are thousands of great eBooks-but, which are the best?
Dynnelle Fields

Facilitating Literacy Discussions In High School English Class - 27 views

  •  
    I love this-- sample "pinwheel discussion" to analyze literature. I think the teacher's role of making tally marks to show them where they are doing well is key.
Berylaube 00

Dyslexia has a language barrier | Education | The Guardian - 1 views

  •  
    " dyslexic in one language but not another. It shows that readers of Chinese use a different part of their brains to readers of English. eported prevalence of dyslexia is much higher in English (about 5-6%) than Chinese. I surveyed 8,000 schoolchildren in the Beijing region, with Yin Wengang of the Chinese Academy of Science, and found that about 1.5% were dyslexic. English, French and Italian dyslexics all showed the same abnormal activity involving the brain system underlying phonemic analysis. In Alan, this theory predicts accurately that the affected language will be English, since Japanese does not require analysis into phonemes.a key peak in brain activity in Chinese readers fell outside the network typically used by European readers. The second surprise was that dyslexics showed lower activation in several key reading areas compared with normal Chinese readers, but this was in a very different brain area from Frith's European dyslexics. Chinese dyslexia may be caused by a different genetic anomaly than English dyslexia."
Dana Huff

Book Drum - 16 views

  •  
    Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music.
  •  
    It has been a great tool for close reading in my AP Lit class. Love Bookdrum!
  •  
    Thanks so much Really exceptional and so interactive..
Dana Huff

Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival (Library of Congress) - 5 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."
GoEd Online

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators - 27 views

  •  
    101 of the best websites for English (ELA) grammar, writing, reading, ESL, vocabulary, spelling and more.
Dana Huff

Why fiction is good for you - Ideas - The Boston Globe - 9 views

  •  
    "Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a positive thing, arguing that made-up stories cultivate our mental and moral development. But others have argued that fiction is mentally and ethically corrosive. It's an ancient question: Does fiction build the morality of individuals and societies, or does it break it down?"
Tania Sheko

ShakespeareHelp - Merchant of Venice Lesson Plans, Merchant of Venice Quizzes, Help wit... - 1 views

  •  
    The merchant of Venice lesson plans by ShakespeareHelp.com
ten grrl

Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers - ReadWriteThink - 10 views

  •  
    Podcast on varying topics, published monthly.
Wanda Terral

http://www.ccdmd.qc.ca/ri/expressions/index.html - 2 views

  •  
    Trilingual index of expressions with equivalent meanings. English, French, Spanish
Wanda Terral

Awesome Stories - 16 views

  •  
    AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.

    Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information.

    AwesomeStories is about primary sources. The stories exist as a way to place original materials in context and to hold those links together in an interesting, cohesive way (thereby encouraging people to look at them). It is a totally different kind of web site in that its purpose is to place primary sources at the forefront - not the opinions of a writer. Its objective is to take the site's users to places where those primary sources are located.

    The author of each story is listed on the preface page of the story. A link to the author provides more detailed information.

    This educational teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards. Each story on the site links to online primary-source materials which are positioned in context to enhance reading comprehension, understanding and enjoyment.
Dennis OConnor

Memrise vocabulary learning and memorable dictionary - 13 views

  • Ready to grow your
    vocabulary?
    • Learn vocabulary in any language 5 times faster
    • Smart science means you won't forget
    • Learning's a game — grow a language garden
1 - 20 of 229 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page