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Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Here at Open Culture, we don’t just feature education in your recommended daily servings of culturally wide-ranging video, audio, text, and image — we also feature it in a form that goes deep: whole courses you can download to your computer or mobile device of choice and experience at your own pace. If you never quite studied all the literature you wanted to — or if you simply can’t get enough study of the stuff — pay a visit to our collection of over 50 free literature courses online.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 10, 6:24 PM

Here's a great source for free courses in all subjects. 

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Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English teachers feeling like their literature is under attack, but students fall in love with stories.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:18 AM

Another example of how to incorporate informational text without spending money on "Common Core-aligned" whatnot from publishers!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:55 AM

Good information to share with teachers and librarians.  Did you notice the image - teens being read to from a picture book?!