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Leslie Healey

SHAKESPEARE flashmob - 11 views

    Folger Library's great flashmob idea for Will's Bday (data day?)
Joanna Ganci

It Was The Best Of Sentences ... : NPR - 20 views

    Creative Writing
Little Planet Preschool

Pre- Nursery school admissions in Delhi - 2 views

    As the verdict of court is out regarding the nursery school admissions in Delhi; it is important that parents try to understand the difference between the nursery and pre nursery school
Dana Huff

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Printable Handbooks - 14 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 - 13 views

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. 
Tom McHale

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.26.13 | - 2 views

    "Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available"
Tara Seale

Rolling Stone Cover - Boston bombing suspect - 1 views

    This would be a great piece of controversial visual rhetoric to explore with students. It could be compared to the controversy created with the photograph of "The Falling Man" -
Sara Kajder

How to Listen - - 13 views

    • Sara Kajder
      What does Gutkind argue here that surprises you?
Leslie Healey

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific A... - 18 views

    • Leslie Healey
      on the other hand, I just tried to change the color of my highlighter, and redo a highlight that supported a different conclusion, and Diigo would not let me--I learned that on my iPad
  • no obvious shape or thickness.
  • ...13 more annotations...
  • e screen-based reading is more physically and mentally taxing than reading on pape
    • Leslie Healey
      this is the big problem for me
  • t scrolling
  • drains more mental resources than turning or clicking a page, which are simpler and more automatic gestures.
  • people reading on screens take a lot of shortcuts—they spend more time browsing, scanning and hunting for keywords compared with people reading on paper, and are more likely to read a document once, and only once.
  • When reading on screens, people seem less inclined
  • metacognitive learning regulation—strategies such as setting specific goals, rereading difficult sections and checking how much one has understood
  • Sellen has learned that many people do not feel much ownership of e-books because of their impermanence and intangibility: "They think of using an e-book, not owning an e-book," s
  • Participants in her studies say that when they really like an electronic book, they go out and get the paper version.
  • Why not keep paper and evolve screen-based reading into something else entirely?
  • Some Web comics and infographics turn scrolling into a strength rather than a weakness. S
    paper vs screen in your brain
Dana Huff

Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater - 11 views

    Free online tool that checks spelling and grammar and plagiarism and offers writing suggestions.
Dana Huff

The Readability Test Tool - 5 views

shared by Dana Huff on 17 Apr 13 - Cached
    Test readability of a page by URL or direct text input. Includes Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, and ARI.
Dana Huff - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fo... - 5 views

    Checks writing for readability levels, including Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, SMOG Index, and Automated Readability Index.
Leslie Healey

The Dark Side of Verbs-as-Nouns - - 13 views

    • Leslie Healey
      great example: interesting AP example?
  • take-away
  • take-away
  • ...14 more annotations...
  • unders
  • e specialist vocabulary of a particular profession or community
  • n software
  • real estate agent
    • Leslie Healey
      attorneys' "word of art" cease and desist
    • Leslie Healey
      great tweet!
  • It’s not just that nominalization can sap the vitality of one’s speech or prose; it can also eliminate context and mask any sense of agency.
  • : nouns get verbed as often as verbs get nouned.
  • nebulous or fuzzy seem stable, mechanical and precisely defined
  • repudiating ambiguity and complexity.
  • priority to actions rather than to the people responsible for them.
  • t often they conceal power relationships and reduce our sense of what’s truly involved in a transaction.
  • instrument of manipulatio
  • instrument of manipulation,
Keith Schoch

Fightin' Words: Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing - 15 views

    How to use picture books as mentor texts with middle schoolers to move students beyond simply persuasive writing to the argumentative writing that is required by the CCSS.
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