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What did Shakespeare get right about history? What did he get wrong?
Free online tool that checks spelling and grammar and plagiarism and offers writing suggestions.
Checks writing for readability levels, including Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, SMOG Index, and Automated Readability Index.
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!
"Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing widgets to your books and share them with readers. "
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.
TED-Ed lesson the power of fiction.
"1524 N. Campbell." This house is the inspiration for 4006 Mango Street, where Esperanza lives in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
Flavorwire's list of writers whose work was more obscure and less appreciated in the nineteenth century, when they lived, than at present.
The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the JFK Library in Boston, including reference, resources, and media.
"Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in reading and writing."
"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?"
The next time someone says the Internet killed reading books, show them this chart: http://t.co/VFVl8jA8
Books every geek should read to his/her kids http://t.co/BX8PM5Qk from Wired.
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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