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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of | AdLit | Scoop.it
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 28, 1:46 PM
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Creating Life-Long Readers through Choice

Creating Life-Long Readers through Choice | AdLit | Scoop.it
A blog focused on literacy issues, best practice instruction and the political landscape of public education.
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13 Honest Books About Slavery Young People Should Actually Read

13 Honest Books About Slavery Young People Should Actually Read | AdLit | Scoop.it

This week, after severe criticism, Scholastic pulled a newly published picture book entitled A Birthday Cake for Mr. Washington. The book, which was written by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, focused on George Washington's enslaved cook, Hercules, and his daughter Delia, as the two overcome obstacles to make a cake for Washington's birthday.

Many critics argued that it displayed an overly rosy view of a slave's life, and the book was deluged with one-star on Amazon reviews.

Many children, and, sadly, their parents, still need to learn that slavery wasn't idyllic, a boon to their family lives, or an improvement over remaining in their homelands. In fact, slavery was often brutal and dehumanizing even when owners exhibited basic kindness. Slaves were often sold away from their families and loved ones with no notice, destroying what little domestic life they were allowed to have; and the severing of black Americans from their ancestors and heritage in Africa is an irreversible trauma.

These are tough facts to confront kids with, especially young kids, but it's better to start with small doses of truth rather than sowing the seeds for "smiling slave" mythologies. Here are 13 (mostly) honest books for young readers that will help them confront the unpalatable truth of slavery, and celebrate the ingenuity and strength of those who resisted, escaped and survived.


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How to Teach High-School Students to Spot Fake News

How to Teach High-School Students to Spot Fake News | AdLit | Scoop.it
When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo, California, scanned the professionally designed pages of minimumwage.co
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Tips to get started writing

Tips to get started writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
To get started writing your memoir, it is helpful to read memoirs, personal essays, and books about the nuts and bolts (the craft) of writing.  Here are some recommendations.   As Chloe Yelena Miller discussed on Great Day Washington, keeping a diary or a journal can be a great way to flex the writing muscles and brainstorm ideas. But what if you aren’t sure what to write? Writing prompts can help the new or stuck writer do just that. Chloe’s perennial favorite is Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg .     In her memoir writing workshop at Politics and Prose bookstore, Chloe recommends that the students read the anthology The Art of the Personal Essay edited by Phillip Lopate . This offers a broad range of examples through history, including translations.      In a class on ethical and moral issues in memoir which she co-teaches with law professor and memoirist Martha Ertman,  Love’s Promises , they recommend the anthology Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family edited by Joy Castro . This book offers a series of perspectives from memoir writers regarding what they decided to write – and not write – about their family.    Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft  is a great example of a memoir about a writer’s life, as well as some writing tips. You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--From Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between by Lee Gutkind offers direct advice about writing creative nonfiction. Since creative-nonfiction draws its craft from fiction, the classic John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction  is a great place to start.    Sarah Manguso’s Ongoingness: The End of a Diary  is a less traditional memoir focusing on the author’s changing experience with keeping a journal after becoming a mother. Her life as a writer, experience with time, and relationship with a journal may be of particular interest to all writers. In reference to her journals and the space between writing and experience, Manguso writes, “Someday I might read about some of the moments I’ve forgotten, moments I’ve allowed myself to forget, that my brain was designed to forget, that I’ll be glad to have forgotten and be glad to rediscover as writing. The experience is no longer experience. It is writing. I am still writing.”   Accessible online, Joan Didion’s essay On Keeping a Notebook invites the reader into Didion’s experience of keeping her own notebook and re-reading it years later.  https://www.penusa.org/sites/default/files/didion.pdf ;   Find a writing class at Politics and Prose to help you start off this new year writing: http://www.politics-prose.com/classes ;   Chloe Yelena Miller is offering a free writing coach consultation to new clients. Click here to learn more about her services.     

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Gene Bodzin's curator insight, January 6, 3:58 PM
If you are writing a memoir, or contemplating writing one, this post will take you to lots of helpful places to help you begin.
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A Good Infographic Featuring Some of The Best iPad Apps for Writers (2017 Version)

A Good Infographic Featuring Some of The Best  iPad Apps for Writers (2017 Version) | AdLit | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Writing on iPad? Here's a useful collection of apps to help you.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 9, 6:20 PM
Il manque des outils aux étudiants pour écrire des textes. Voici une sélection.
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This Is Your Brain On Dyslexia

This Is Your Brain On Dyslexia | AdLit | Scoop.it
Research using fMRI provides compelling evidence that dyslexia involves a reduction in the ability to learn from repeated exposures to new perceptual stimuli. This reduction is present when dyslexics view pictures of faces or objects as well as printed and spoken words.

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Writing Lesson of the Month Network!

Writing Lesson of the Month Network! | AdLit | Scoop.it

Every month from 2007 to 2017, Corbett Harrison posts a writing lesson. You're sure to find something here to spark an idea. -JL


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Academic Discussions: Analyzing Complex Texts

Academic Discussions: Analyzing  Complex Texts | AdLit | Scoop.it
Ways to support your ELLs with discussions. Here we see ELLs analyze complex test with small groups and academic discussions.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 7, 7:53 PM
A marvelous, concise resource for discussing complex texts
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SPJ Code of Ethics | Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and protecting journalism since 1909

SPJ Code of Ethics | Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and protecting journalism since 1909 | AdLit | Scoop.it
Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 6, 6:14 AM

A useful set of rules that students can use to measure the credability of news content.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 9, 2:04 AM
News Values and Credibility
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Interactive Ink Enables Digital Handwriting

Interactive Ink Enables Digital Handwriting | AdLit | Scoop.it
Interactive Ink extends digital ink to allow users to more intuitively create, interact with, and share content in digital form.

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Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Green’s Dictionary of Slang | AdLit | Scoop.it
Five hundred years of the vulgar tongue
‘Quite simply the best historical dictionary of English slang there is, ever has been […] or is ever likely to be’​ — Journal of English Language and Linguistics

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In a time of many questions, literary journalism provides an answer

In a time of many questions, literary journalism provides an answer | AdLit | Scoop.it
Literary journalism that takes up social and political issues seems to flourish in times of great crisis or ferment... If ever there was a time for the speculations, generalizations, and associative leaps of literary journalism, it is now, in this unimaginable moment that has become our everyday reality. Where the hard facts of reportorial and investigativ

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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, January 18, 1:22 PM
How do you explain Trump? Think Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners -- "the similarity between the lowly public servant and the soon-to-be exalted one."
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The Formula for Language Learning Success Infographic

The Formula for Language Learning Success Infographic Balancing all the elements of a global business isn’t easy, and a key element in the equation is communication. If your employees can’t communicate with their peers (or worse their customers) your business will fail. Proper language-learning... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-formula-for-language-learning-success-infographic/
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JSTOR - Register & Read

JSTOR - Register & Read | AdLit | Scoop.it

Step 1: REGISTER for a free MyJSTOR account.

Step 2: SEARCH Select an article in your search results, and click Read Online Free above the preview page.

Step 3: ADD TO SHELF Add the article to your “reading shelf” to read the full text. Save up to 3 articles on your shelf at a given time. After 14 days, you can remove articles and replace them with new ones. (That's up to 78 articles a year, FREE!)


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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, January 18, 3:55 PM
Search and Add to Shelf:
"Teaching Nonfiction through Rhetorical Reading "
Mary Lamb, Prof., taught grades 7-12 before teaching U.
In the article she provides lessons for teaching CNF in HS.
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Story Wars - Writing #stories together

Story Wars - Writing #stories together | AdLit | Scoop.it
Collaborative writing - done differently. Unleash your creativity with us.

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Poet: I can’t answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems

Poet: I can’t answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems | AdLit | Scoop.it
Also: 'How in the name of all that’s moldy did this poem wind up on a proficiency test?'
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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, January 8, 1:24 PM
Will testing companies, marketers, state dept of ed and parents ever realize how absurd the testing craze has evolved? #wakeup #elemed
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Online Resource: Tar Heel Reader Approaches 10 Million Books Read

Online Resource: Tar Heel Reader Approaches 10 Million Books Read | AdLit | Scoop.it
From the University of North Carolina College of Arts and Sciences: Tar Heel Reader, an online program that helps students with disabilities learn to read independently, is nearing 10 million books read.
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LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application

LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 19, 2016 4:43 AM
One more attempt to foster creativity through collaborative storytelling... it looks good... worth a try!
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 19, 2016 9:54 AM
Ziet er veelbelovend uit, deze gratis online editor. Je zou hem kunnen gebruiken om een serie blogs te maken die uiteindelijk in een e-book terecht moeten komen. Dat geeft overzicht.
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Explore, Tinker, and Play: Everything I Need to Know About Teaching Writing I Learned at the Science Museum - National Writing Project

Explore, Tinker, and Play: Everything I Need to Know About Teaching Writing I Learned at the Science Museum - National Writing Project | AdLit | Scoop.it
As science teachers look to English Language Arts for help with new Common Core literacy requirements, Tanya Baker, director of national programs at the National Writing Project, looks to the science museum as a model for creating spaces to let youth tinker, explore, and persist.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 10, 2016 5:02 PM

Writing works across all curriculum, why not make it happen in a museum?

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Two tools that help students analyze writing

Two tools that help students analyze writing | AdLit | Scoop.it

On Twitter Clint asked me for a recommendation for a tool that his students can use to analyze writing. Two tools immediately came to mind ..."

Hemingway appAnalyze My Writing

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Won Ho's curator insight, January 7, 7:04 PM
Well, now you can be a good writer. It is paying service. For free, try http://alternativeto.net/software/hemingway-editor/?license=free#
영어 작문의 문장을 분석해 주는 서비스입니다. 영어 공부하는데 유용할 것 같네요~ 헉! 돈을 받네요... 오픈소스를 사용하려면 http://alternativeto.net/software/hemingway-editor/?license=free#
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Literacy Beat: Meet Peggy Semingson

Literacy Beat: Meet Peggy Semingson | AdLit | Scoop.it
Literacy Beat bloggers have long taken inspiration from Peggy Semingson's dedication to using technology to advance learning. We wondered what she is currently working on professionally for our Influencer series. Her answers follow.  I was asked to write for Literacy Beat about some of the latest projects and ideas I have been working on as…
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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros via Payman Taei

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros via Payman Taei | AdLit | Scoop.it
Like most people, at one time in my life I was terrified of public speaking.
I remember one moment particularly clearly. My classmates were waiting for me to read a paper I’d written—an experience, I’m sure, many remember from high school and college. While a par

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Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help via @cybrarian77

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help via @cybrarian77 | AdLit | Scoop.it
It's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxe

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TrayKay's curator insight, January 4, 4:10 PM
The ability to discern bias in the news, and the incorrect usage of statistics are other important skills.
Marijke Trienekens's curator insight, January 11, 10:56 AM
Zie onderaan de uitgebreide lijst met links naar artikelen over nepnieuws!
Lilydale High School's curator insight, March 11, 2:02 AM
Fake new - how to spot it.
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In Defense of Facts

In Defense of Facts | AdLit | Scoop.it
" But that began to change at least as long ago as the 1960s, with the New Journalism and the “nonfiction novel.” By decade’s end, the phrase creative nonfiction had entered the lexicon—a term that’s since become ubiquitous."

A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong,

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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, January 3, 5:12 PM
Evaluation of John D'Agata's book on the history of the essay. Definitions of terms may answer questions : origin of NF and CNF; what is CNF; how is it constructed; how is it evaluated; does creative mean inaccurate?