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Adam Babcock

NPR Morning Edition - College Application Essays - 10 views

    class: Here are some examples of good college essays / personal statements that NPR published or aired.
Meredith Stewart

Julie Andrews Celebrates The Sound Of Poetry - 10 views

    NPR story on Julie Andrew's latest book, co-authored with her daughter
The0d0re Shatagin

A Visual Word Puzzle From Radiolab : NPR - 9 views

    Companion Visual Puzzle to NPR's story on the Origin of Language / Speech
The0d0re Shatagin

StoryCorps - 7 views

    NPR Collection of people recording stories about themselves and others
Joanna Ganci

It Was The Best Of Sentences ... : NPR - 21 views

    Creative Writing
Tom McHale

After 50 Years, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Still Sings America's Song : NPR - 2 views

shared by Tom McHale on 07 Jul 10 - Cached
    For the high-schoolers reading To Kill a Mockingbird today, America is a very different place than it was when Lee wrote her novel 50 years ago. Lee's story of Scout Finch and her father, Atticus - a small-town Southern lawyer who defends a black man unjustly accused of rape - came out just as the nation was fighting over school desegregation. To Kill a Mockingbird didn't change everyone's mind, but it did open some. And it made an impression on many young people who, like Scout, were trying to get a grip on right and wrong in a world that is not always fair.

Three-Minute Fiction : NPR - 0 views

    Excellent site for English teachers who want to incorporate some creative fiction either for reading or writing. Have kids write their own three-minute stories.
The0d0re Shatagin

Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved : NPR - 5 views

    Article, Voice, and Transcript on the Origin of Language / Speech - emphasis on sign language and singing
Leslie Healey

The Great Textbook Wars - American RadioWorks - 2 views

    NPR documentary on the first battle in the war over textbooks--70s style. Texas is implementing round two in 2010, and we have not even attempted to deal with the advent of eBooks yet!
Dana Huff

Stressful Decision? Washing Hands Could Help Soothe : NPR - 7 views

    Shakespeare gets it right again. Washing your hands may help "scrub away the inner turmoil you feel."
Adam Babcock

Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address : NPR - 4 views

  • What we can do — what America does better than anyone — is spark the creativity and imagination of our people. We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn't just change our lives. It's how we make a living.
  • This is our generation's Sputnik moment.
  • That's what Americans have done for over two hundred years: reinvented ourselves
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  • asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies. I don't know if you've noticed, but they're doing just fine on their own.
  • the biggest impact on a child's success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as "nation builders." Here in America, it's time we treated the people who educate our children with the same level of respect.
  • If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation; if you want to make a difference in the life of a child — become a teacher. Your country needs you.
Tom McHale

Things We Say Today And Owe To Shakespeare : The Two-Way : NPR - 11 views

    Two websites that illustrate how Shakespeare has influenced our language.
Adam Babcock

The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything : Monkey See : NPR - 5 views

  • What I've observed in recent years is that many people, in cultural conversations, are far more interested in culling than in surrender. And they want to cull as aggressively as they can.
  • It is the recognition that well-read is not a destination; there is nowhere to get to, and if you assume there is somewhere to get to, you'd have to live a thousand years to even think about getting there, and by the time you got there, there would be a thousand years to catch up on.
  • If "well-read" means "not missing anything," then nobody has a chance. If "well-read" means "making a genuine effort to explore thoughtfully," then yes, we can all be well-read. But what we've seen is always going to be a very small cup dipped out of a very big ocean, and turning your back on the ocean to stare into the cup can't change that.
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