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10 Aug 13

Reading Book Clubs: A What To Do and What Not To Do via @pernilleripp http://t.co/LZdGjz4lm3 #reading #ELA #engchat

17 Apr 13

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

17 Apr 13

Test readability of a page by URL or direct text input. Includes Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, and ARI.

17 Apr 13

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

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!

01 Feb 13

A great collection of ekphrastic poetry and the art that inspired it.

26 Jan 13

Audible.com gathers together a list of essential audio books. My wishlist is huge after looking through this wonderful list.

02 Nov 12

"Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing widgets to your books and share them with readers. "

20 Sep 12

This blog collects letters written by famous historical and contemporary figures on a wide variety of issues. You will find something you can use in your classroom here. Great primary source materials, and great access to the thoughts and feelings of historical figures.

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.

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?"

02 Apr 12

Books every geek should read to his/her kids http://t.co/BX8PM5Qk from Wired.

14 Dec 11

Adam Gopnik discusses the appeal of high fantasy in YA. He misses the mark, I think, in not discussing Joseph Campbell's influence in all of this, and he's condescending throughout much of the piece, but it's an interesting analysis aside from these two admittedly major issues.

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