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Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!
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Highly recommend sharing this 'social' book site to senior students.

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So What Do You Think? Writing a Review - ReadWriteThink

So What Do You Think? Writing a Review - ReadWriteThink | What is literature? | Scoop.it
Writing a review of an author’s work challenges students to develop their critical thinking skills. It provides an opportunity for students to speak their minds—and to enjoy being heard.
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Lesson plan and template aimed at Y9+ students.

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The politics of defining literature

The politics of defining literature | What is literature? | Scoop.it
A very good introduction to the subject is Terry Eagleton's "Introduction: What is Literature?" (the first chapter of Literary Theory: An Introduction). In it, he enumerates several ways by which w...
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New Literacy Standards Could Challenge Even Passionate Readers

New Literacy Standards Could Challenge Even Passionate Readers | What is literature? | Scoop.it
A week with a Washington High honors student highlights the hopes and challenges of a national push to deepen adolescent literacy.

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Defining Young Adult Literature | readful things blog

Defining Young Adult Literature | readful things blog | What is literature? | 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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Graphic novels as literature: The Complete Maus enters curriculum

Graphic novels as literature: The Complete Maus enters curriculum | What is literature? | Scoop.it
Next year, senior students in Victoria will be able to study classic graphic novel, The Complete Maus, as part of the prescribed English curriculum.
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Intro.Lit Analysis

Overview of literary analysis process for work of fiction. Includes overview of story elements and rhetorical devices
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Slideshare presentation on defining and analysing literature.  Clear presentation that would work well with senior students.

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Defining Literature | Academic | Teen Ink

Defining Literature | Academic | Teen Ink | What is literature? | Scoop.it
The word "literature" implies a certain prestige bestowed upon only the finest writing. To
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A Classic - Defining the Term or the Concept of Classics in Literature

A Classic - Defining the Term or the Concept of Classics in Literature | What is literature? | Scoop.it
The definition of a classic can be a hotly debated topic. Depending on what you read, or the experience of the person you question on the topic, you may receive a wide range of answers. So, what is a classic--in the context of books and literature?
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Children's Literature Assembly

An organization dedicated to bringing children's literature and advocates of children's literature together.

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Darla Grant's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:50 PM

Let's keep those kids reading.  There are some great examples here.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Books: Great Dystopian Novels - The 12 Best Dystopian Novels

Great Dystopian Novels - The 12 Best Dystopian Novels: Literature has been a defining part of culture since the ...

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