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How to find a theme

Learn about theme. Topics include what it is, how a subject differs from a theme, how theme is a model of the real world, how to find a theme, and why unders...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
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Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

A comprehensive list of the John Newbery Medal and Honor Book winners from 1922 to present.
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Looking for great books to read--Newbery Awards.

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Purdue OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
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A great resource for writing! I refer to it often.

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Laura Graham Fetters's comment, June 27, 2013 7:52 AM
I also use Purdue when I need clarification for a writing assignment.
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Before I Got My Eye Put Out - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

In which John Green concludes the Crash Course Literature mini-series with an examination of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Sure, John explores the creepy bi...
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Crash Course entertaining explanation of Emily Dickinson poetry.

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15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
We're big advocates of conversational writing that's engaging, persuasive, and fun. So that means it's perfectly fine to fracture the occasional stuffy gram
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Situational irony: The opposite of what you think - Christopher Warner

Situational irony: The opposite of what you think - Christopher Warner | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
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Flocabulary - Five Things (Elements of a Short Story)

Get the complete lesson plan for this video at http://flocabulary.com/fivethings Flocabulary teaches about the 5 elements of the short story in this song. Th...
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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Interesting article about empowering students to face complex texts.

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Teachers iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
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Apps organized by task.

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What most schools don't teach

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Ton...
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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
Reblogged from learningcommons: See on Scoop.it - LibraryLearningCommons Ephansen's insight: Good for re-examining and changing perspectives and approach See on www.educatorstechnology.com (RT @DrSarahEaton: Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives...
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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...
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The value of reading--to communicate complex ideas.

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The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby | Teaching Language Arts | Scoop.it
What’s your story? It’s all in the telling. (Literature as vanishing act. We disappear into the stories we read, only to find ourselves in unexpected places.
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A wonderful reflection on the treasure of writing and reading!

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