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Dynnelle Fields

Facilitating Literacy Discussions In High School English Class - 28 views

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    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.
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?"
ten grrl

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

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    Podcast on varying topics, published monthly.
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.
Daniel Bruno

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

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    Great article on critical literacy
Dana Huff

A Dozen of Literature's Greatest Jerks :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste - 16 views

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    Paste compiles a list of some of literature's biggest jerks. You know you love to hate them.
Dana Huff

AAUP: New-Media Literacies - 5 views

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    Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. For centuries, consuming and producing words through reading and writing and, to a lesser extent, listening and speaking were sufficient. But because of inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available new tools, literacy now requires being conversant with new forms of media as well as text, including sound, graphics, and moving images.
meenoo rami

Language Arts Grades K-12 - Hip-Hop Education - 9 views

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    Shakespeare is hip-hop
Melody Velasco

How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal - 20 views

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    Interesting visual to explain the appropriate usage of the apostrophe.
Dana Huff

TCRecord: Article - 5 views

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    Jim Burke shared this article by Nanci Atwell on the Myths of Independent Reading.
James Miscavish

Grammar Ninja - 2 views

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    seeing what happens if I duplicate bookmarks
James Miscavish

Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers | Teaching Degree.org - 1 views

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    Excellent compendium of practical strategies and resources for using comics in the classroom for a variety of purposes.
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