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Thug Notes: 'To Kill A Mockingbird' (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

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Thug Notes: 'To Kill A Mockingbird' (VIDEO)
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Now Sparky Sweets, PhD is bringing his considerable insight and love of literature to bear on Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.
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The Great Gatsby Line That Came From Fitzgerald's Life—and Inspired a Novel - The Atlantic

The Great Gatsby Line That Came From Fitzgerald's Life—and Inspired a Novel - The Atlantic | American Literature | Scoop.it
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The Great Gatsby Line That Came From Fitzgerald's Life—and Inspired a Novel
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Still, her charge of plagiarism, however playful, haunts me every time I read one of my favorite passages from The Great Gatsby.
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Born on the Fourth of July - TIME

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Born on the Fourth of July
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D.H. Lawrence once noted that “there could be no more perfect work of the American imagination than The Scarlet Letter.” Perhaps that's because the novel's author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, shares a birthday with the...
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Myths, madness, murder and The Great Gatsby - The National

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Myths, madness, murder and The Great Gatsby
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American actors Robert Redford, left, as Jay Gatsby, and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in a scene from The Great Gatsby, a 1974 film based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald.
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'To Kill a Mockingbird' and the George Zimmerman trial - American Thinker (blog)

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' and the George Zimmerman trial American Thinker (blog) Consider how Harper Lee's classic 1960 novel ,"To Kill a Mockingbird" can now serve as a metaphor for George Zimmerman's treatment in a hostile court of public opinion...
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Do we have freedom or too much information - Stillwater Gazette

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Do we have freedom or too much information
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It's like a mashup of “The Scarlet Letter” and “1984” — “The Crucible” with electronic surveillance. And I don't think we can regain our privacy.
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VIDEO: Thug cliffs notes are the best way to learn about 'Gatsby' and the classics - Philly.com (blog)

VIDEO: Thug cliffs notes are the best way to learn about 'Gatsby' and the classics - Philly.com (blog) | American Literature | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Thug cliffs notes are the best way to learn about 'Gatsby' and the classics
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Nobody reads literature the first time it's assigned in school.
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Remembering Zion: Ambiguity, Consciousness, and Literary Criticism - lareviewofbooks

Remembering Zion: Ambiguity, Consciousness, and Literary Criticism - lareviewofbooks | American Literature | Scoop.it
Remembering Zion: Ambiguity, Consciousness, and Literary Criticism lareviewofbooks During the Cold War, several generations of college students learned to read Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Emily Dickinson's most difficult poems by seeking out...
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Creative Writing And Dyslexia: F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby again a best seller!

Creative Writing And Dyslexia: F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby again a best seller! | American Literature | Scoop.it

"The Great Gatsby has been getting a lot of attention lately with the success of the latest movie adaptation ($51 million the first weekend, according to Forbes). The book itself is a staple of American literature and is considered by many to be a contender for the title of one of the most iconic American novels of all time. It is currently the second-best selling book in the US. This year so far, people have purchased 185,000 copies of the eBook alone.

Interestingly, this book that has such a marked place in American literature and history and that has influenced so many millions of people worldwide came from a unique source. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, suffered from a learning difficulty, most likely dyslexia."


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My hope is that the budding writers among our students will be introduced to technology tools that would facilitate  and foster their opportunities to express themselves without the contraints imposed by handwriting and spelling challenges.--Lou

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The Great Gatsby Curve: Inequality and the End of Upward Mobility in America - PBS NewsHour

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Gertrude Stein Sends a “Review” of The Great Gatsby to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)

Gertrude Stein Sends a “Review” of The Great Gatsby to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) | American Literature | Scoop.it
'Here we are and have read your book and it is a good book.' That sentence about The Great Gatsby may read, in isolation, like one out of a particularly unmotivated high school student's summer-reading report.
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