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Jul 09, 15

A humbling reminder that self-righteousness is the greatest enemy of compassion and judging another human being's private struggle is a disgrace to our own.

Aug 20, 14

What is close reading? A thoughtful blog post with some good links and resources.

Sep 04, 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."

Aug 04, 13

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

Mar 05, 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!

Jan 02, 13

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

Sep 02, 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.

Aug 31, 12

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

Jul 11, 12

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

Jul 08, 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.

Jul 08, 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."

Jul 03, 12

Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public #edchat

Jul 03, 12

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

May 04, 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?"

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