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Is Online Skimming Hurting Reading Comprehension? - WBUR

Is Online Skimming Hurting Reading Comprehension? - WBUR | English | Scoop.it
Is Online Skimming Hurting Reading Comprehension?
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An article discussing online reading habits and the damage they may be causing. You can think about your own habits, not only in relation to reading online but also reading in general. What is discussed may make you want to go about changing them. 

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The Bard Isn't Hard: 10 Resources For Teaching Shakespeare

The Bard Isn't Hard: 10 Resources For Teaching Shakespeare | English | Scoop.it
Teaching Shakespeare’s intrigues are not on the serving platter for today, there will be no Titus Andronicus’ baking boys into meat pies. We’re discussing love. Love is hard enough for a fifteen-year old to swallow.

Via Beth Dichter, Lucas Sponsler
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Q1) Even though this website is geared towards teaching Shakespeare, do you think it could be adapted to facilitate your own learning and understanding of him and his works? Why/why not and how?


Q2) Shakespeare is known to be notoriously difficult to learn and is abhorred by students the world over. As such, would you argue that Shakespeare is still relevant in an English curriculum context? This question extends to not only how important his works are but also how engaging or interesting you might find them.

Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:43 PM

There are many great resources available on Shakespeare and this post provides a wide range of sites that may be of interest. The areas covered include:

* Best Shakespeare Sites including a Shakespeare search engine

* Shakespeare's Insults

* Knowmia demystifies MacBeth

* Introducing Younger Students to Shakespeare

* Shakespeare's Poems

* 10 Unique Shakespeare Adaptations

* The Shakespeare Prison Project

* Shakespeare for Teens

* A PBS Documentary - In Search of Shakespeare

You might also want to take a virtual tour of Globe Theater at http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/about-us/virtual-tour

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:31 AM

Nerd Alert!! :-)