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Dana Huff

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

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

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    Podcast on varying topics, published monthly.
Wanda Terral

Awesome Stories - 16 views

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    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.
Dana Huff

YouTube - theproselytizer's Channel - 1 views

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    Robbing the Bard: The story of how a stolen Shakespeare First Folio appeared in the Folger Shakespeare Library. Narrated by David Tennant.
Dana Huff

Why Shakespeare never fails to get brains buzzing | Books | The Observer - 9 views

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    Reading Shakespeare makes you smarter!
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.
Dana Huff

King Lear and Medicare Politics - 2 views

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    This article on the blog Better Living Through Beowulf might be an interesting way to connect King Lear to modern politics.
Daniel Bruno

News: Calibrating Students' B.S. Meters - Inside Higher Ed - 8 views

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    Great article on critical literacy
Caroline Bachmann

SearchStories Youtube Video Maker - 2 views

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    Create your own Google Search Story
Caroline Bachmann

Video Writing Prompts - Teach Hub - 11 views

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    Video writing prompts for teaching with response questions
Caroline Bachmann

Graphic Novels CMIS Evaluation Fiction Focus - 8 views

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    Resources and recommendations for teaching graphic novels
Caroline Bachmann

Abiator's Worksheets Vault - 8 views

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    English Skills Worksheets for Grades 5-8
Dana Huff

Tutoring Center, Hand Outs - 15 views

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    Great tutorial handouts from Bucks County Community College.
Dana Huff

10 Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week With The New York Times - NYTimes.com - 9 views

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    Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States, including books commonly taught in secondary schools. Here are ideas for celebrating Banned Books Week -- with your students, your children and anyone who believes in having "the freedom to read."
Dana Huff

Zoho Writer - Choosing the Extended Essay2007 - 7 views

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    St. Columba's College English department's transition year extended essay assignment is a great project.
Dana Huff

Gene Weingarten - Goodbye, cruel words: English. It's dead to me. - 7 views

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    The English language, which arose from humble Anglo-Saxon roots to become the lingua franca of 600 million people worldwide and the dominant lexicon of international discourse, is dead. It succumbed last month at the age of 1,617 after a long illness. It is survived by an ignominiously diminished form of itself.
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