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Why Boys Read the Hunger Games

Why Boys Read the Hunger Games | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"It goes without saying, especially because of the intellectual and educational value of reading, that finding books that actually engross a boy, that they want to talk about, and that they might even read again, well, that is a dream come true to many parents."


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In the middle

In the middle | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Nancie Atwell reflects on the ten years of her teaching experience since writing the first edition of the seminal work, In the Middle .
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Why I No Longer Use Groups in the Classroom

Why I No Longer Use Groups in the Classroom | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A writing teacher says research on the limits of collaborative brainstorming confirms his instinctual distrust of small-group work in the classroom.
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Muses and Metaphor 2012

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin is looking for your poetic tweets! Go to twitter and tweet us your original poetry using #tmmpoetry.
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How "Pepys Road" Takes You into the Fictional World of Britain's Coming "Lost Decade"

How "Pepys Road" Takes You into the Fictional World of Britain's Coming "Lost Decade" | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Some of the most intriguing innovations in story­telling these days are happening in the UK, where broadcasting networks, book publishers, and even newspapers have embraced the idea of creating immersive narratives that invite the audience to join in...
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Molt bon Scoop, Montse! Molt interessant! Ja l'he posat al meu!
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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live By

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live By | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Dr Seuss's great imagination created memorable characters and imparted lessons that are still relevant and resonate today. The Whos and the “a person’s a person, no matter how small” line speak to any downtrodden or underrepresented group. And The Lorax and his “I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues” quote is still a very relevant and important message!


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Rethinking Reading: An Essay in Support of Teachers

Teaching reading in the classroom? This article is for you then.
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21 Tips to Keep Your Writing Sharp | Heidi Cohen

21 Tips to Keep Your Writing Sharp | Heidi Cohen | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Every writer has days when they sit down to write and the words just don’t flow onto the page. The problem writers have is, when their heart isn’t in their writing, it shows. (Here's how to overcome your writing demons).


~Via Don Hornsby


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The Writing App Is Mightier Than The Sword -- AppAdvice

The Writing App Is Mightier Than The Sword -- AppAdvice | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"There are so many minimalistic writing apps out there -- how do you choose the best?"


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How to improve your writing in 15 minutes | Articles

How to improve your writing in 15 minutes | Articles | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A quarter-hour a day can bolster your skill; just be diligent. (We all spend countless hours on social media sites.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

A post from Richard Byrne on creating trailers. As usual, he offers some great resources that are easy enough for any teacher to simply begin using in their classrooms.

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Experiencing Shakespeare | Online Video | Electronic Field Trip

Join Alabama Public Television as we explore Folger Library on an electronic field trip. Teachers can register for special information and offers to participate!
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Phonemic chart | Teaching&Learning

Phonemic chart | Teaching&Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
This is the new British Council phonemic chart. Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols below...
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5 Online projects you can take part in right now for National Poetry Month: twitter, storify

5 Online projects you can take part in right now for National Poetry Month: twitter, storify | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

While Twitter might often be considered the complete antithesis of literature, some writers like Margaret Atwood disagree with that idea, saying that the social network and the Internet boost literacy, and these platforms should be celebrated.

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NPR got a head start and put out a call to its listeners last month to share their poems on Twitter using the hashtag #TMMPoetry. The only criteria is that the poem has to fit in 140 characters.

You can hear some of the ‘poetweets’ here, read by their authors, and also keep track of NPR’s favourites, which they’re highlighting using Storify.



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DoodleBuzz: Typographic News Explorer

DoodleBuzz: Typographic News Explorer | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A new way to explore the news through an experimental interface that allows you to create typographic maps of current news stories.
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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

Don't miss the video on the website! -JL

 

"1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things-reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages."


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Talk With Your Students About Trayvon Martin

Talk With Your Students About Trayvon Martin | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Students want and need to talk about difficult and complex life events and educators shouldn’t avoid the discussions, explain Jeffrey P. Carpenter and Scott Weathers.
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Byliner Weekly: The Best Magazine Stories of 2011

Byliner Weekly: The Best Magazine Stories of 2011 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Nominees for the Oscars of the magazine world were announced this week. Properly known as the National Magazine Awards, these honor the best stories published in the past year. Winners will be crowned in early May, but there's no reason not to start enjoying the stories immediately.


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Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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450 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

450 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Where to watch free movies online? Let's get you started. We have listed here 300+ quality films that you can watch online.
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Book Trailers for Readers - home

Book Trailers for Readers - home | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

These provide excellent inspiration for creating book trailers in the classroom.

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