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Challenges Using Technology in Schools | Douglas Larson ...

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As I left our faculty meeting the other day the list of expectations for next year were rolling around in my head. Or should I say, crashing around. It wasn't the amount of changes coming, well maybe a little.
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Defining Young Adult Literature | readful things blog

Defining Young Adult Literature | readful things blog | GVNMS Library | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Scribbles & Wanderlust: I'm currently taking a genre study course on young adult literature, and we're trying to find a way to define the genre, so that it encompasses current YA, classic YA, and all the ...
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Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review

Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review | GVNMS Library | Scoop.it

Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults’ recreational reading tastes. Based on the notoriously choosy reading interests of today’s older young adults.

 


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:36 PM

I look forward to getting my hands on this volume for some inspiration.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:27 PM

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Exploiting Infographics for ELT

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For those of you who haven’t encountered the term ‘infographic’ before, an infographic is a visual representation of, what is often, quite dense statistical information. This is the kind of information which can be very difficult to read as prose / text, but which, when transformed to a visual, can become accessible very quickly.


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carldowse's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:18 AM

Infographics and business English training make a good fit and Nik Peachey's ideas transfer nicely to the BE classroom.

Lyn Doolan's comment, April 8, 2013 9:15 PM
This is great thank you!
Katja Kranjec's comment, April 21, 2013 12:08 PM
Thanks. Really inspiring ideas.
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Forgotten Young Adult Books For Us to Devour

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This is exciting for fans of old-school YA, and anyone who loves weird old books. So, um, I think that covers almost all Jezebel readers? Let's do this.
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Jason Segel writes young-adult books now | TV | Newswire | The ...

Jason Segel writes young-adult books now | TV | Newswire | The ... | GVNMS Library | Scoop.it
Adult-sized child and How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel has penned a new young-adult trilogy based on a script he wrote when he was 21. The news broke at a screening of 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall Thursday ...
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Fiction and Nonfiction Interact in the Common Core Classroom

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In this video podcast How Fiction and Nonfiction Can Interact in the Common Core Classroom, Lauren Davis sets the record straight on how much fiction is still allowed in the Common Core, how it can be taught along with nonfiction, and provides suggestions for selecting and incorporating engaging nonfiction texts.


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River Hill High School's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:22 PM

Will Common Core kill literature?  According to this podcast, fiction and non-fiction can coexist in the classroom. (It says "video podcast," but you only need to listen--not much worth watching).

StorySpirit4U's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:59 PM

As teachers, we need to expose our students to more texts where they meet the CCS . Test scores improve with more exposure to these novels.

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text

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"Many people still hold to the belief that nonfiction writing is “just the facts,” often synonymous with formulaic, dull writing. Nothing could be further from the truth! For years, authors of all genres have honed their writing by reading literary nonfiction by the likes of David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and so many others."


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, April 12, 2013 8:27 AM
Just did a booktalk for 8th grade with non-fiction titles that coincided with a fiction - they literally flew off the shelves. This is why libraries & librarians are SO important in Common Core.
Matt Weld's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:30 PM

Great article that talks about how authors of nonfiction use the same skills in their craft that we are asking of students.  Links at the end to other good, related articles, too.

Gail Donahue's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:11 AM

This could be excellent background reading for content area teachers when trying to implement writing across the curriculum.