Here are 20 classic girl heroines of literature, ranked, from a 2013 vantage. Rules: I tried, with only a couple of exceptions, to stick to one character per oeuvre or author. I also didn’t worry too much about what my take on these girls might have been as a kid; just looking at their stories now, I came up with their advantages and disadvantages. Feel free to weigh in when you disagree with me!
The bestselling author of If I Stay and Just One Year, her follow-up to Just One Day in which Allyson and Willem share one incredible day together in Paris before chance rips them apart, discusses her books and writing with site member bookworm 2002
Reading. Writing. Math. Those are the big ones, right? Up until recently, a lot of people would have probably said that was correct. But since it is 2013 and so much of our lives happen online, digital literacy is being added to the list.
"Allegiant" — the final installment of Veronica Roth's best-selling "Divergent" series — has been in readers' hands and on their Kindles for nearly a week now, meaning fans finally know the fate of heroine Tris Prior and her love, Tobias Eaton. The heart-wrenching conclusion no doubt surprised many — with fans galore taking to social media to cry, commiserate or complain about Roth's vision for the characters she so lovingly crafted over the trilogy.
If there is anywhere that young adult literature should be read, it's schools. But more and more it seems that curriculums have to be followed, and books that could be relevant to teenagers (and, in a lot of cases, books altogether) are getting left behind.
This article offers a critical review of the literature on 21st century knowledge frameworks, with a particular focus on what this means for teachers and teacher educators.
The authors accomplish this by identifying common themes and knowledge domains in 15 reports, books, and articles that describe the kinds of knowledge that researchers state are integral and important for success in the 21st century.
The authors argue that seemingly disparate frameworks converge on three types of knowledge, as necessary for the 21st century: foundational, meta, and humanistic. Although 21st century frameworks are thought to advocate new types of knowledge, little has actually changed in the new century with respect to the overall goals of education.
Despite this sense of continuity, significant changes related to how technologies change all three types of knowledge need to be conveyed.
The article ends with specific conclusions and recommendations for teacher education.
Another week, another adaptation big-screen adaptation of a best-selling novel. This time it's Markus Zusak's 2006 young-adult tome "The Book Thief." With the film opening Friday, we look at what the critics have to say about director Brian Percival's adaptation.
While we've long been inspired by Frank's words, we've never before pored over images of the young heroine's life. That is, until we came across this then-and-now photography series, combining black-and-white photographs from Anne's lifetime with a contemporary image of the city streets. The jarring juxtaposition transports viewers to the Nazi-occupied Netherlands where Anne once lived in hiding. The ghostly shadows of young children and uniformed soldiers lingers over the modern tourist streets with an ominous and heartbreaking beauty."