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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it

Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.


Via Maggie Verster, juandoming, Roselink
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How great to come across sources like this one! Perhaps some of my students would prefer to read e-books instead of paper versions? This site provides a list of 8 great sources where we could locate books together :)

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David R. Perry's curator insight, August 17, 6:15 PM

.......Then all you need is a rainy day by the window with no one around.

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World Interactive Map

World Interactive Map | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
World map viewer is an interactive map based application . Click on the country of your interest for detailed information.
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WOW! This is a great scoop! Great to easily compare countries, population number, density, religion, currency etc.

 

Must however be integrated in a task that requires discussion and reflection though, as I believe facts are not interesting unless they are used in the proper manner to understand a bigger picture. 

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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A blogpost from Edutopia´s Todd Finley. Deals with visual literacy as a 21st century skill that our students must be able to "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visable actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made". The article also provides a list of visual genres and strategies on how to teach visual thinking routines. The link even provides a lesson plan ready for classroom use! Yey!

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Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Miller suggests teaching strategies around graphic novels and comics, popular media that hold enormous educational potential.

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What strategies should we use when choosing what graphic novel to introduce for our students? How can the novel be purposeful? This article provides some answers and ideas! I also notices a link to the graphic novel "Maus" which I must get around to reading some time soon!

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Literature reflects our lives, with a 10-Year delay

Literature reflects our lives, with a 10-Year delay | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
A new study finds that literature echoes the economic mood years before they're published.

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Interesting findings that literature not only reflects the correlation between economic moods in the society and the moods found in literature, but that there actually is a roughly 10 year period delay. Perhaps this article can be used as a starting point for a discussion in my next novel project? Can these finding really apply to all literary works?

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Classics Club Event: African-American Literature in February | The ...

Classics Club Event: African-American Literature in February | The ... | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
We are highlighting American literature specifically because February is African History Month in America and Canada, and because the Harlem Renaissance was centered mainly in New York. But obviously works focusing ...
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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it

Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.


Via Maggie Verster, juandoming, Roselink
Lena Leirdal's insight:

How great to come across sources like this one! Perhaps some of my students would prefer to read e-books instead of paper versions? This site provides a list of 8 great sources where we could locate books together :)

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David R. Perry's curator insight, August 17, 6:15 PM

.......Then all you need is a rainy day by the window with no one around.

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Turning Struggling Students into Superheroes: Comic Books as Teaching Tools

Turning Struggling Students into Superheroes: Comic Books as Teaching Tools | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
Drawing from personal experience, graduate student Michael Strom demonstrates the tremendous teaching power of comic books and graphic novels, and how we can use these as literary tools to reach our struggling students.

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Coming across the reluctant reader in the classroom in not uncommon. This is a link to a excerpt from a graduate thesis about using graphic novels and comics to teach struggling male readers. I tried teaching graphic novels in my own classroom this spring, and even though I thought it went quite well, I still have to become a bit more acquainted and comfortable with the genre. I will most definitely give it another try this year!

 

I find inspiration to do so in Michael Storm´s point that "we need to teach young boys that literacy still is the ultimate adventure, and they too have the chance to be the hero".

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Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 19, 8:45 AM

My middle school students are hooked on graphic novels. So glad to see them reading. #mersd #Orton-Gillingham #reading

Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, January 19, 11:45 AM

I dense, yet interesting, read.

Audrey's curator insight, January 21, 4:14 PM

Brilliant.  I absolutely agree.  Can be particularly helpful for foreign students learning English.

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Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
Resources to support teaching with graphic novels...

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A Scoop.it account with lots of collected resources and ideas about how to teach the graphic novels in the classroom. Saving this for my next attempt to teach this creative, interesting and challenging genre!

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The 10 Worst Couples in Literature

The 10 Worst Couples in Literature | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
JK Rowling has said she regrets her decision to matchmake Ron and Hermione — we look at other fictional couples better off apart.
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Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, April 6, 12:32 PM

I love lists about books and their characters or plots - and I have not even read all the books that they list. Any other examples that we could add here? There is a Norwegian example: Kristin and Erlend in the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy, Nobel winner.

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50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014

50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014 | Teaching English and Literature (EFL) | Scoop.it
I applaud anyone thinking of doing #readwomen2014, even as I'm not sure I'll be doing it myself in any formal way. Making it a point to read books that emerge from a wide variety of human experienc...

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50 suggestions for books to read, written by female authors. And as I am a fan of lists, I am saving this one for the next time I need ideas for what book to dig into nest.

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Wendy Jones's curator insight, January 30, 3:49 AM

seems like a worthwhile  endeavour. Why not try and read 50 books by women #ReadWomen2014