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The hidden adult themes in Beatrix Potter | BBC Culture

The hidden adult themes in Beatrix Potter | BBC Culture | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Born 150 years ago on 28 July, the British children’s book author was far more subversive than you may have realised, writes Christian Blauvelt.
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"What Game of Thrones owes to JRR Tolkien" | BBC Culture

"What Game of Thrones owes to JRR Tolkien" | BBC Culture | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
As the fourth series of the fantasy TV show concludes in the US, Jane Ciabattari examines why it can’t escape from The Lord of the Rings’ long shadow.
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"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" read by Sir John Gielgud | openculture.com

"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" read by Sir John Gielgud | openculture.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
I never thought I could love an audio recording of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (technically Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass) more than I love the unabridged version narrated by Christopher Plummer.
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The 100 greatest British novels | BBC

The 100 greatest British novels | BBC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
BBC Culture polled book critics outside the UK, to give an outsider’s perspective on the best in British literature.
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Tolkien reads from The Hobbit in rare archival audio from his first encounter with a tape recorder

Tolkien reads from The Hobbit in rare archival audio from his first encounter with a tape recorder | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
“He was Gollum — as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes.”
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The Literature Network/ Periods, Movements & Authors - a VISUAL TIMELINE

The Literature Network/ Periods, Movements & Authors - a VISUAL TIMELINE | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
July 1, 2014
Here is a wonderful infographic that has been making rounds online during this week.This visual which is created by online-literature captures some of the major literary periods and...

Via Elke Höfler
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Randall Jarrell's Children's Books (Katherine Rundell)

Randall Jarrell's Children's  Books (Katherine Rundell) | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

 

"Randall Jarrell once wrote, “one of the most obvious facts about grownups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.” The Animal Family is proof that he had not forgotten."

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"[...] For those who know him as a hardboiled reviewer, a kind of Philip Marlowe of literary criticism, it would seem an anomaly that he wrote five books for children. For those who know his poetry, though, it might not be surprising at all. [...]"

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Penguin's lending e-books, again

Penguin's lending e-books, again | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

"Penguin is back in the e-book lending game again. Sort of. After removing its titles from Overdrive in November 2011, Penguin has just announced that it is partnering with the e-book distributor 3M [...] to make its entire list available to the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library, for a one-year pilot program. [...]"

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Is Shakespeare Too Hard?

Is Shakespeare Too Hard? | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Is adapting Shakespeare to modern English a good way to engage students and audiences with these classic texts?
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Network visualization : mapping Shakespeare’s tragedies

Network visualization : mapping Shakespeare’s tragedies | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Are Shakespeare’s tragedies all structured in the same way? Are the characters rather isolated, grouped, all connected? Narration, even fictional, contains a network of interacting characters. Cons…
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Shakespeare 400 | poetryarchive.org

Shakespeare 400 | poetryarchive.org | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
As part of the Shakespeare Lives in 2016 programme, celebrating the work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, the British Council has supported The Poetry Archive to enable us to record and present the Shakespeare 400 Collection.
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"Insults by Shakespeare" (A. Gudenrath) | TED Ed

Ten years of research and 500 face-to-face-interviews led Richard St. John to a collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world.
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"You're a fishmonger!"

Shakespeare's words -specifically his insults- get the playwright's works to "transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world."

TED Ed related lesson here :

>>> https://youtu.be/vdCjKH5IKJ8

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"Why the world still loves Charles Dickens" | British Literature

"Why the world still loves Charles Dickens" | British Literature | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland. What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death?
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"Maya Angelou : a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow" | the Guardian

"Maya Angelou : a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow" | the Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Gary Younge: America has not just lost a talented Renaissance woman and a gifted raconteur– it has lost a connection to its recent past
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A few quotes from the 15 reminded in the US Guardian online article (May 19, 2014) :>> http://bit.ly/1kZ0jGg

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- "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

- "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

- "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

- "I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."

- "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

- "Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud."

- "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

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No Learning Without Feeling | English - NYTimes

No Learning Without Feeling | English - NYTimes | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Agreement on how American schoolchildren should read and write is much easier to arrive at than agreement on what they should read and write.
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"[...] Put another way, emotion is the English teacher’s entry point for literary exploration and for the development of the high-level skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in 45 states. Unfortunately, the authors of the standards are not particularly interested in emotional risk taking but rather in the avoidance of political risk. It is a rather bloodless effort.  [...]"

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Which books are you going to read this summer ? | teach.com

Which books are you going to read this summer ? | teach.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

This amazing infographic displays loads of reading suggestions : "Whether you plan to spend the season on the beach or in your air-conditioned home, you'll need a good book or two to read this summer." Above are 101 of teach.com's top picks "[...] to find something that's sure to keep you flipping pages this summer !"

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Students might also create their own flow-chart : why not have them suggest their favourite books ?

Last but not least, the infographic might be pinned on a language department wall , above a desk... or in a classroom, where students may slow down... possibly stop and have a glance ! :o)

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