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Urban Legends. AwesomeStories: story-driven teaching, learning, research, reading, writing. Resources.schoolwide. ALL OF SCHOOLWIDE'S READING, WRITING, AND GRAMMAR Units of Study Include Digital Resources.


The Schoolwide Resources Site has a wealth of digital resources to support reading, writing, and grammar instruction in your classroom. Your Fundamentals binder will contain an access code that you can use to sign up. Click the “Register with Access Code” button above to sign up. Digital appendices Short shared texts Digital assessments Sample student work Classroom environment photos and Multimedia and Internet resources to engage students.

Interactives . Elements of a Story . Exposition. Admin : Login. Problem of Teen Gangs: Essay Sample. Adolescence is one of the most difficult and turbulent periods of life for both parents and their children.

Problem of Teen Gangs: Essay Sample

During their transit from childhood to adult life, teenagers seek to self-identify and seek their place in the world; they learn to interact with their society, adopt social norms, and define their life priorities. Unfortunately, this process is not always smooth. Some teenagers experiment with substances, and some get involved in illegal activities. Sample Argument Essays.

Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games. Actively Learn. Materials for teachers. Make a Meme - Funny memes and meme generator. Who Is Ayn Rand? - The Objective Standard. Ifat Glassman, Ayn Rand, 2012.

Who Is Ayn Rand? - The Objective Standard

10 key facts about the 16th Street Baptist church bombings. (From l-r) Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley Just three weeks after Dr.

10 key facts about the 16th Street Baptist church bombings

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his groundbreaking "I Have a Dream" speech, an Alabama church was bombed before a Sunday service — killing four girls and injuring several others. The horrific scene at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was one of several tragedies at the peak of the Civil Rights movement that helped transform the nation. On the 52nd anniversary of the bombing, here are several facts everyone should know of the senseless crime: A twisted and broken stained glass window from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. 1. 50 Years Later: The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing. As tabloids obsess over the state of Khloe Kardashian’s marriage to Lamar Odom, the reality star’s new book offers secrets about the intense rise and fall of their relationship.

50 Years Later: The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

“Thank you to Lamar for giving me some of the best years of my life and for everything you taught me about being strong,” Khloé Kardashian writes about Lamar Odom in the acknowledgments of her new book, Strong Looks Better Naked. “Before I met you I felt invisible, and after I felt seen.” Kardashian wrote the book, which was released Tuesday, before Odom, her husband whom she filed divorce papers against and later withdrew, made national headlines after being found near death after an overdose of cocaine and herbal Viagra at a Nevada brothel last month.

That meant that, during a harrowing few days of bleak prognosis for Odom, Kardashian was in charge of all medical decisions. In a rare interview with Yahoo Style! The hitchhiker. Audio Player This is “The Hitchhiker” from a 1942 broadcast of the radio show Suspense.

the hitchhiker

You may have seen a version of this story on The Twilight Zone. History of Halloween - A Timeline. 1,000-100 B.C.: The Celts celebrate their New Year on November 1st and believe that on the night before the New Year, October 31st, the portal between the world of the living and that of the dead is opened, allowing the dead to return to earth.

History of Halloween - A Timeline

They call this night "Samhain. " November 1st also has a macabre significance as it is the start of winter and the "season of death" during which many people would die from the scarcity of food. During Samhain, the Celts paint scary faces on gourds to scare away the returning spirits and paint their own faces as well. 8th Grade Math Worksheets, Language Arts & Science. 7 Christmas Short Stories For Middle School. "The Masque of the Red Death" Vocabulary. 21 Scary Halloween Short Stories For Middle School. The creepier the tale, the more middle school students love it. October is the perfect month to introduce middle school students to scary short stories. [tweet_dis]Download these 21 short stories that are perfect for Halloween-related lesson plans.

Religions - Christianity: All Hallows' Eve. Poisoned Halloween Candy : Claim: Police have documented cases of people randomly distributing poisoned goodies to children on Halloween.

Poisoned Halloween Candy :

Origins: Tales of black-hearted madmen doling out poisoned Halloween candy to unsuspecting little tykes have been around for decades — they were part of my Halloween experience more than forty years ago. And every year sees the same flurry of activity in response to such rumors: radio, TV and newspapers issue dark warnings about tampered candy and suggest taking the little ones to parties instead of collecting goodies door-to-door. Even Ann Landers published a column in 1995 warning us against the mad. Halloween: The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress) The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows by Jack Santino Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. Visual History of Halloween - Infographic Portfolio - Infographic Design by InfoNewt, LLC.

Not Your Usual History Lesson: Writing Historical Markers. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Not Your Usual History Lesson: Writing Historical Markers

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. What is Folklore – great for unit studies. So what exactly is folklore and how do I teach it?

What is Folklore – great for unit studies

Folklore is a method of storytelling which is generally passed down from one generation to another and includes one or more of the following elements: Recurring Motifs Tricksters and Fools Crime and Justice Poetic Speech and Style It doesn't necessarily teach a moral lesson, nor does folklore always have character development goals for the listener (or the storyteller). Fairy Tales, Fables, Folklore Theme Units, Folk Tales, Lessons, Ideas, Activities, & Resources. Folktales and Folklore: Everything You Need. 84.04.01: Folklore in the Oral Tradition, Fairytales, Fables and Folk-legend. The Functions of Folklore Both Adams and Dundes discuss functions of folklore in terms of what I originally considered motivations for story telling. Perhaps function is a more accurate term than motivation since motivation suggests a premeditated intention. Fentress County TN Family Photos. Ghost Towns on the Cumberland Plateau - Appalachian History. Please welcome guest author Beth Durham. Durham is an author of folklore and Christian fiction.

Her work is inspired by the traditional stories and oral history of the mountains of Tennessee. Tennessee 4 Me - (Click image) Photograph (Click image) Company stores (Click image) Mining (Click image) Company town (Click image) (Click image) Photograph (Click image) Company stores President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal laws supported the growth of unions for workers throughout the nation. unions were groups of workers who joined together to negotiate with employers on issues such as pay and working conditions. Tennessee History for Kids. TENNESSEE COALFIELDS. Wilder Davidson. Tennessee Coal Mining, Railroading, and Logging in Cumberland, Fentress, Overton and Putnam Counties. This photo was taken around 1919 in the Twin Mine in the Twinton area of Overton County.

Wilder-Davidson Coal Mining Complex. Quick Rubric :) Idioms Set to Music: "Fly" The Book Thief. Discussion Questions: Teaching with songs. Paragraph Frames. Free Summary Summer of My German Soldier Study Guide/Analysis/Book Summary/Free Book Notes/Online/Download/by Bette Greene. Summer of My German Soldier Literature Guide. Summer of my German Soldier - Historical Fiction - Questions for Tests and Worksheets. Urban myths - ESL activities. Urban Legends. Urban Legends. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Complete Audiobook.

Revolutionary War. Urban Legends, Monsters and Haunted Places.