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INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads – Electric Literature

INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads – Electric Literature | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Did you know that people in India read an average of 10.4 hours a week? Or that regular readers are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Syndrome? This handy infographic from FeelGood puts a…
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Top Takeaways from Our Favorite NCTE 2016 Sessions in Atlanta

Looking for the best of NCTE 2016 in Atlanta, GA? Discover key takeaways (like expert teaching tips and book recommendations) from this year's top sessions.
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Georgia woman who helps refugees named one of CNN’s top 10 heroes

Georgia woman who helps refugees named one of CNN’s top 10 heroes | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
In 2004, Luma Mufleh took a wrong turn on her way home from a Middle Eastern market where sh
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StoryCorps

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Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
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Are book collectors real readers, or just cultural snobs? – Frank Furedi | Aeon Essays

The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read
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The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield

The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art o
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If ambition is ruining your life, you need to read Thoreau

If ambition is ruining your life, you need to read Thoreau | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Henry David Thoreau is the self-help guru I needed — and that America needs.
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What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Censors are increasingly focusing on books that represent diverse points of view
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Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.
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128 Words to Use Instead of Very

128 Words to Use Instead of Very | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Who wrote this awesome infographic? We did! ProofreadingServices.com is a proofreading and resume writing service. We offer deals like $10 in fre
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Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis: A WebQuest on Iran - ReadWriteThink

Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis: A WebQuest on Iran - ReadWriteThink | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
The graphic novel Persepolis is set in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Most students are unaware of the changes associated with the events during that time, but the repercussions of the revolution are still being felt throughout the world. Students in the United States therefore need to gain background information on Iran in order to appreciate more fully the experiences of Marjane, the main character of Persepolis. In this lesson, students work in small groups to research a specific topic related to Iran, using a WebQuest to focus their research on relevant and reliable information. After the research is complete, students present their information to the class through a technology-enhanced presentation.
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Life in the Ralph Waldo Emerson House - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

Inside the historic house in Concord, Mass., which the property’s new caretakers, a young couple, call home.
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A Year of Reading Only Women, A Year Of Changing My Life

A Year of Reading Only Women, A Year Of Changing My Life | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
How one Rioter's life changed during the year she read only books written by women.
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#NCTE16 Day Three: Radical Loving Kindness and Deepened Purpose

#NCTE16 Day Three: Radical Loving Kindness and Deepened Purpose | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
  We were lucky this year to be able to do two presentations. Today’s was about surviving teaching. We intended an interactive session where our attendees talked more than we did. We wan…
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Data USA

Data USA | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
The most comprehensive visualization of U.S. public data. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge.
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“Help! My teaching load is overwhelming…”

“Help! My teaching load is overwhelming…” | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
If your inbox causes anxiety, and your calendar induces panic, then you know what it’s like to be a teacher in September.  Yes, it’s exciting to meet new students and get back into the rhythm of th…
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on When Language Fails Her

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on When Language Fails Her | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
The writer spoke about police killings in America.
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YA Books that Adults will Love | Read It Forward

YA Books that Adults will Love | Read It Forward | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Young Adult books have gotten a bad rep among older readers, but these YA books are adult-friendly.
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'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise'

'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Maya Angelou's prestige as a poet surpasses any critique and comment. Her voice was like milk and honey; if you heard it, you'd know who it was without eve
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Reading These 5 Novels Will Actually Make You Happier

Reading These 5 Novels Will Actually Make You Happier | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Read these books, all recommended by bibliotherapist Susan Elderkin, to stay happy and healthy. Doctor's orders.
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Steinbeck’s 'Of Mice and Men' Used as Legal Standard

Steinbeck’s 'Of Mice and Men' Used as Legal Standard | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that execution of mentally disabled criminals was unconstitutional, but left vague the exact extent of mental disability t
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Prestwick Café: Top 5 Life Lessons from "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"

Prestwick Café: Top 5 Life Lessons from "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
Prestwick House intern Rachel Carey writes about life lessons she drew from reading "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass."
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English Companion Ning

English Companion Ning | For English Teachers & English Classrooms | Scoop.it
A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends.
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Modern Library

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Home of the Modern Library, renowned publisher of classics, chronicles, essential writings, and translations. Includes the Bantam Classics line of titles for high school and college students, and the authorized Royal Shakespeare Company editions.
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