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."
How to use iPads for Consumption, Curation, and Creation.
What's my teaching style, asks a reader? Well, it looks a little something like this: http://t.co/kYs3reVW9d #teaching #edu #engchat
What did Shakespeare get right about history? What did he get wrong?
TES's resources for teaching The Great Gatsby.
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!
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.
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.
"The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities."
"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?"
What happens when we rely on translations instead of Shakespeare's language? I completely agree with this article.
"Essential to a student’s growth as a Web researcher is learning how to properly attribute the information used when composing reports. Use this guide for lesson plans and insight into how to teach students to avoid plagiarism in Web research and to find resources for understanding and detecting plagiarism."
This exhibition looks at the world from which Mary Shelley came, at how popular culture has embraced the Frankenstein story, and at how Shelley's creation continues to illuminate the blurred, uncertain boundaries of what we consider "acceptable" science.
This is spot on. We focus on the tools and expect miraculous results rather than focus on what we want to achieve and choosing the tools that will help us achieve it.
Rafe Esquith's elementary school students embody best practices for Shakespeare.
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