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04 Sep 13

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."

04 Aug 13

All of Shakespeare's sonnets with descriptive commentary. Also sonnets by Spenser, Sidney, Drayton, Wyatt, and others

05 Mar 13

Discussion of the inclusion of specific used book titles in English/language arts classrooms as well as discuss how we are working to improve reading in and out of the classroom at every grade level. Used books in class is also about using books in class to improve reading!

02 Jan 13

Professor Robin Bates shares insights about literature—how it connects to our lives today, and how it is relevant for understanding ourselves.

02 Sep 12

"1524 N. Campbell." This house is the inspiration for 4006 Mango Street, where Esperanza lives in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

31 Aug 12

Flavorwire's list of writers whose work was more obscure and less appreciated in the nineteenth century, when they lived, than at present.

11 Jul 12

Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music.

08 Jul 12

The interesting story of how Ernest Hemingway's classic Lost Generation novel The Sun Also Rises got its title. Also, a great anecdote about Max Perkins and Charles Scribner.

08 Jul 12

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."

03 Jul 12

My favorite part of Shakespeare's Sonnets for iPad? It's not one thing. All the scholars/readers disagree about it. http://t.co/mxYv7B2y

04 May 12

"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?"

24 Apr 12

Why Shakespeare? via Charlie Rose show discussion of Macbeth and King Lear http://t.co/W3BVXhrU #engchat

23 Feb 12

Teaching Artists from some of the world’s most respected Shakespeare Theatres shared active and playful approaches to enliven the teaching of Shakespeare. The weekend was presented by the UC Davis School of Education and the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis in association with Globe Education (Shakespeare’s Globe, London) and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

26 Dec 11

This blog post describing a novel study of The Grapes of Wrath in an economics course is a great example of why we need to do more cross-curricular learning. Note especially the students' initial responses to the course compared with their final assessment.

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