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Kate Tempest - Icarus

Filmed in Kate's house back in November 2010. These were the final recorded set of poems before Kate's throat operation, and the release of her album with So...

 

Icarus - a modern retelling of the Greek myth half-recited half-rapped in a South London accent.

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Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it

is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children's and young adult literature. The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children's and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Education (SoE), and receives additional support from the        Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). 

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ABC Television | Re-enchantment |

Re-enchantment is an immersive journey into the hidden meanings of fairy tales.

 

Welcome to RE-ENCHANTMENT.

We invite you to enter the gateway and explore the forest. Many paths await you. Along the way you'll find 'active' links leading you into the wonder, fascination and horror of well-known fairy tales and their not so well known meanings. Discover the way contemporary visual artists, photographers and filmmakers have re-imagined many traditional tales.

This is a site where there will be many ways for you to add your own stories, images, ideas and interpretations through using the CREATE and DISCUSS buttons. Visit the GALLERY at the heart of the forest to view artist exhibitions, contribute your own re-imaginings and meet other members of the Re-enchantment community.

Enjoy your time in Re-enchantment!

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Easy Access: Creating Annotated Versions of News Articles

Easy Access: Creating Annotated Versions of News Articles | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it

Providing resources for explanation and context to help readers understand unfamiliar references in news articles, and considering how news media can make coverage more accessible to a wide range of readers, including high school and college...

 

Overview | What do you do when you read a news article, but don’t understand it? How can news coverage be made more accessible for teenagers and other readers? In this lesson, students create annotated versions of Times articles using reliable and engaging materials, to facilitate greater interest and understanding. They also reflect on what the news media can do to engage more readers

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The Odds Ever in Your Favor: Ideas and Resources for Teaching 'The Hunger Games'

The Odds Ever in Your Favor: Ideas and Resources for Teaching 'The Hunger Games' | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Ideas for teaching the trilogy, as well as lists of resources from The Times, the Learning Network and around the Web -- including many fan tributes from young adults.
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The Memoir Unit

As the name suggests, this is a unit of ten lessons which is as much literature study as writing assignments and a review and practice of writing terms and structures. It has been submitted by Jeremy Glazer who teaches in Miami, Florida. The unit is quite adaptable and can be modified to suit your needs. Jeremy has included very complete instructions. He can be reached at jeremyglazer@yahoo.com

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Penning a Memoir? Write a Letter | The Writable Life — Writing and teaching across the genres

Penning a Memoir? Write a Letter | The Writable Life — Writing and teaching across the genres | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it

Need some inspiration for how to start your memoir? Try writing a letter to someone in your family. That’s how Isabelle Allende managed to write House of Spirits. She had to flee her home in Chile and was working as a journalist in Venezuela when she found out her grandfather was dying. Because she could not return to Chile to see him, she wrote him a letter to show him she had not forgotten all the family stories he had told her. This letter became the basis for her book. While House of Spirits is a piece of fiction, it is based on the lives of her grandparents, mother and her and her sibling.


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Marc Pachter: The art of the interview | Video on TED.com

“Everybody in their lives is really waiting for people to ask them questions, so that they can be truthful about who they are and how they became what they are.” — Marc Pachter...
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Memoir Unit

Memoir Unit

Nicole Jodarski

 

Prefatory Statement:

              “Real Life: Stranger than Fiction” is a three week unit in which students will be examining nonfiction (in general) and considering its relationship to truth.  Specifically, students will be learning about the genre of memoir by reading to become familiar with the genre, completing a variety of multimedia activities to deepen understanding, and finally by drafting their own memoirs to demonstrate knowledge gained throughout the unit. 

The primary purpose of this unit is to have students explore how perspective shapes truth.  Gaining an understanding of the subjectivity of truth, especially when it is labeled as “true” (“nonfiction”), broadens students’ ability to practice formal operations of thought and also teaches them how to see truth from another person’s perspective.  Teaching students the skill and value of seeking to understand from the perspective of another person is vital because if students are able to do this, the “us vs. them” mentality that is at the root of nearly all social injustices is broken down.  If we as educators believe that school is a microcosm of society and society ought to be a place free from social injustice, we must also understand that it is our responsibility to teach students how to appreciate difference, foster a desire to understand others, and practice empathy. 

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Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It | Teacher Center: Memoir

Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It | Teacher Center: Memoir | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Build your students' writing skills and confidence with resources that incorporate technology and traditional lessons.
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Sound of Rum - Best Intentions (Official Video)

Kate Tempest and her band Sound of Rum

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Kate is SO good! City kids love her!
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*Reader's Theater, Readers Theatre* AARON SHEPARD'S RT PAGE *Readers Theater, Reader's Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays*

*Reader's Theater, Readers Theatre* AARON SHEPARD'S RT PAGE *Readers Theater, Reader's Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays* | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Resources for reader's theater (or readers theater or readers' theatre), including the acclaimed series of scripts Reader's Theater Editions.
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RollerMache - ABC Kids TV

RollerMache - ABC Kids TV | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
RollerMache, a do-it-yourself media site designed especially for kids living in regional Australia. Upload content, get tips and tricks on making videos, animations, audio and more...
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Vladimir Propp - 31 functions of fairy tales

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Vladimir Propp broke up fairy tales into sections. Through these sections he was able to define the tale into a series of sequences that occurred within the Russian fairytale. Usually there is an initial situation, after which the tale usually takes the following 31 functions.

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Sense, Sensibility and Sentences: Examining and Writing Memorable Lines

Sense, Sensibility and Sentences: Examining and Writing Memorable Lines | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it

What can a single sentence accomplish? How do writers achieve different effects in sentences?

Overview | What can a single sentence accomplish? In this lesson, students share favorite sentences, look closely at what makes them great, paraphrase them, then evaluate the results. They also work with sentences that are “mini-narratives” and write some of their own, before writing full-fledged short stories based on other students’ sentences.

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Add a Caption There is no caption for this image,... | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Add a Caption There is no caption for this image, so here’s your chance to write one! Write a line that captures the humor of this cartoon. guangzhouchina: “ Child by hk_traveller on Flickr.
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Writing: Memoirs - eThemes

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Writing: Memoirs

These sites explain how to write memoirs and include ideas for getting started. There are also some writing examples and lists of recommended children’s books that use this form of writing. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Personal Narrative Writing.

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The Process for Memoirs | The Writable Life — Writing and teaching across the genres

Here are some tips for writing your memoir.   Brainstorm and/or do freewrites about events in your life that affect you.   Gather as many details ahead of time, before you begin writing.   Ground your writing in carefully selected details. Use all of the senses, including intuition.   Write first – all the way through – then, edit later.   Write in first person.  This is you POV all the way through.   Be authentic – you are the main character and you have to be believable ....
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Writing Exercises and Prompts for Journaling, Prose, Poetry and Memoirs

Writing Exercises

These Writing Exercises are a collection of prompts originally published in The Journal Newsletter. The prompts include journaling prompts, prose prompts, poetry prompts, free writing prompts, and memoir prompts.

Jump to the exercises you would like to see:

Journaling Prompts

 Writing Prompts

Poetry Prompts

Prose Prompts

Memoir Prompts

Opinion Prompts

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Isabel Allende: Tales of passion | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism -- and, of course, passion -- in this talk.

Novelist Isabel Allende writes stories of passion. Her novels and memoirs, including The House of the Spirits and Eva Luna, tell the stories of women and men who live with passionate commitment -- to love, to their world, to an ideal.

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Misty Watercolors and Scattered Pictures | Scholastic.com

Misty Watercolors and Scattered Pictures | Scholastic.com | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it

by Kathryn Gullo...

I’m haunted by nonfiction. A group of high school teachers with whom I work has demanded that I bring some nonfiction texts for professional development because, as they justifiably point out, the AP, the SAT, and other high-stakes tests are using nonfiction as often as they use fiction. They’d like the department to do more work in nonfiction.

Memoirs are almost a cheat when it comes to slipping nonfiction into a curriculum. Yet they serve as something more than just a true, personal narrative. They also teach students that what is essential in writing all essays is significance, that sense that an event is being written about not merely because it happened but because it matters.

Lesson One: What Is a Memoir?

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