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APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it

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Love the fact that this issue doesn't speak about Shakespeare.  However, it does talk about Milton, another of my favorite writers of the Early Modern Era.

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Special issue on Editions and Editing

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Building Community With Attendance Questions

Building Community With Attendance Questions | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Taking attendance shows which students are physically present, but asking an attendance question stretches students' minds toward actively learning as part of a classroom community.
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Really great idea to let the kids' discovery and investigation become the lesson!
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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom

Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some
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I'm using Twitter in class, but I have been strangely resistant to Snapchat.  I do think it's important to keep the conversation going outside of class, though.
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Make Writing a Daily Ritual in Every Subject

Make Writing a Daily Ritual in Every Subject | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Students should write every day in every class, says project director Mary Tedrow, who shares some of the techniques she uses to refine a daily writing habit.
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Writing is so very important for our students!
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Hamlet : William Shakespeare - Book2Look

Hamlet : William Shakespeare - Book2Look | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works.
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This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it

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Twitter is such a great educational tool.  Kids love getting into technology even if it has an educational purpose.
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Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods

Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
There is little evidence to show that teaching students according to perceived 'learning styles' has any positive effect on their learning.

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Varying instruction to add visual and tactile components is just good teaching and keeps the kids awake and engaged, but I've been done with the "learning styles" argument for years.
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Worcester students petition White House to change 'ELL' label

Worcester students petition White House to change 'ELL' label | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
WORCESTER – Local charter school students have launched an effort to change what they feel is a stigmatizing label given to students learning English as a second language.Students at Seven Hills Charter Public School filed a petition Thursday on the White House website seeking to retire the phrase “English language learner.” Instead, the petition wants to call those kids “multilingual students.”“The strengths-based label highlights the fact that being
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Love the positive nature of "multi-lingual" students.

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Immigrant students sharpen English skills with poetry

Immigrant students sharpen English skills with poetry | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
A big adjustment for a lot of kids new to the country is learning to speak English. At one school, the performing arts are helping students improve language skills.
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What a great way to incorporate poetry!

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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, January 26, 2016 12:52 PM

Poetry, like music, lives in the air, in the telling.  Most poets memorize their works, another great way to internalize both the language and to make your own creative works more real.

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It Was the Best of Books, It Was the Worst of Books | CTQ

It Was the Best of Books, It Was the Worst of Books | CTQ | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
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I also struggle with the choice of canonical books vs. modern and more diverse texts.  I completely agree that sometimes items from the canon offer a more rich investigation of the writing process.  I am glad to hear that other teachers are saving some of the rich texts from the past.

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What We Can Do When Kids Don’t Write Clearly

What We Can Do When Kids Don’t Write Clearly | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
The difficulty students have in writing clearly can be traced to many factors, says literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo, from muddled pre-CCSS standards to weak teaching practices. Here she offers c…
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Yes, we need to focus on writing clearly and starting at the sentence level.

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Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Picture books, say English language arts experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read.
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I like it.  

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Professors, teachers erasing America's history and culture

Professors, teachers erasing America's history and culture | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, August 3, 2015 − While most Americans weren't looking, our schools − colleges, universities, and high schools − have largely abandoned what was once their central enterprise, transmitti...
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"It has been said that the teaching of Homer, St. Thomas, Shakespeare, Freud and Einstein constitutes the perpetuation of the power of “dead white males” over women and minorities. This ignores the fact that Western civilization offers the hope of a better life to men and women of every race and nation."
I love to teach the classics of the cannon to a diverse group so that we can make that hope of a better life our own!

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What The College Kids Are Reading

What The College Kids Are Reading | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Book programs for freshmen — and sometimes a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at eight U.S. schools range from chilling nonfiction to poetry.
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Community reads are a great way to get the conversation going.

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Reframing Questions for Student Comprehension

Reframing Questions for Student Comprehension | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
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So many teachers have never been trained how to write good test questions.  A lesson we can all learn.
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Listenwise - Lessons

Listenwise - Lessons | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Free lessons with audio stories for Science, Social Studies, or ELA.
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Great resource for the classroom
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Chaucer’s Contribution to English Language & Literature

Chaucer’s Contribution to English Language & Literature | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Chaucer’s Contribution to English Language & Literature is of paramount importance in the history of English literature. It was Chaucer who transformed English into a full fledged language.
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He's the father of the English language!
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Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Use kids’ expertise with emojis to help them analyze texts more effectively.
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Planning a lesson on tone around emojis!
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3 Very Good Tools to Annotate Web Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Very Good Tools to Annotate Web Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it

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Teach Students to Write Strong Paragraphs

Teach Students to Write Strong Paragraphs | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Literacy expert Sarah Tantillo takes readers step by step through a construction process that will help students build stronger paragraphs and better essays.
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I have my students write so many paragraphs for this reason.  
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Conquering Difficult ELA Standards: Author’s Structure | Scholastic.com

Conquering Difficult ELA Standards: Author’s Structure | Scholastic.com | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Master difficult Common Core ELA State Standards (such as RI.3.8 - author’s structure) with teacher-created materials that break down challenging skills for young learners.
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Great way to teach structure to young readers!  This helps immensely when they get to AP Language.

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Why (and How) to Set Up a College Library Visit for Middle Schoolers

Why (and How) to Set Up a College Library Visit for Middle Schoolers | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
It can be surprisingly easy—and incredibly worthwhile—to arrange for middle schoolers to conduct a day of research at a college library. This academic librarian shares her insider know-how.
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My students don't visit libraries.  I find that unfortunate and sad that they are missing out on such an important part of reading and learning.

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‘Use More Expressive Words!’ Teachers Bark, Beseech, Implore

‘Use More Expressive Words!’ Teachers Bark, Beseech, Implore | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Hoping to encourage lively writing, some teachers want to stop students from using words deemed vague or dull. Like “said.”
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I agree, and I disagree.  Certainly we should try to use more expressive words, but the students should understand where and why this is important.

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Making Words Dance - Language Magazine

Making Words Dance - Language Magazine | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom
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I have made it my mission to find each student a poem they can relate to during the years in my class.  They don't understand that poetry is as varied as television and books.  There are some programs, books, poems they won't like, and there are some they will.

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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic | Teaching English Literature | Scoop.it
Becoming critical consumers of online material requires knowing what qualifies as quality content and how to judge what is good material and what is not.
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It's unfair to expect students to evaluate source material when we don't teach them how to do it.

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