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Dana Huff

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Printable Handbooks - 15 views

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    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."
GoEd Online

Free eBooks for Teachers - Classic Novels - 13 views

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    Download free eBook versions of 37 literary classics like Romeo and Juliet, The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre and more! Each eBook download comes as an easy-to-use PDF file that can be printed or projected on your interactive whiteboard.
Jo Hawke

American Icons: The Great Gatsby - Studio 360 - 10 views

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    Episode #1148 American Icons: The Great Gatsby « previous episode | next episode » Thursday, November 25, 2010 Recommend Share Print Email Play 00:00 / 00:00 ListenAddDownloadEmbed Stream m3u Episodes of false identity, living large, and murder in the suburbs add up to the great American novel.
Berylaube 00

13 Examples of Literature in Song - 21 views

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    "It's no real surprise that Wikipedia has a thorough list of these, but it's interesting to parse through the many, and find a neat collection of songs and albums that were based on, or influenced by books. Led Zeppelin has a scatological lyric library referencing JRR Tolkien, but let's see what else is out there."
Berylaube 00

pedagogy literature "Teaching Literature in the Secondary School" Richard W. Beach, Jam... - 10 views

The book's response-centered approach engages the student with literature. Contains in-depth discussions of multi-cultural literature and the uses of drama and film in the classroom that will enhan...

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Berylaube 00

CliffsNotes Films - 3 views

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    Join Cliff and experience some of Shakespeare's classics as you have never seen before. Mark Burnett, Coalition Films, Josh Faure-Brac and Cambio will be bringing you Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, and more. Click here to see them all now!
Berylaube 00

Odyssey Characters flashcards | Quizlet - 1 views

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    "Odyssey Characters"
Dana Huff

Book Drum - 16 views

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

Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival (Library of Congress) - 5 views

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    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."
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?"
Leslie Healey

The Neuroscience of Your Brain On Fiction - NYTimes.com - 13 views

  • Stories,
  • stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life.
  • nterprets written words. What scientists have come to realize in the last few years is that narratives activate many other parts of our brains as well, suggesting why the experience of reading can feel so alive.
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  • The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life; in each case, the same neurological regions are stimulated.
  • The novel, of course, is an unequaled medium for the exploration of human social and emotional life.
  • substantial overlap in the brain networks used to understand stories and the networks used to navigate interactions with other individuals
  • “theory of mind
  • other people’s intenti
  • comparing a plucky young woman to Elizabeth Bennet or a tiresome pedant to Edward Casaubon. Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is truer than we imagined.
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    analysis of impact of reading, novel especially. validates focus on class SSR, even in 11-12th grade (my groups)
Tania Sheko

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

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    The merchant of Venice lesson plans by ShakespeareHelp.com
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