25 Free Sites for Reading Books Online
Do you love to read but hate to walk or drive or rise from a prone position on your hammock? Well, if you have Internet access, you don’t have to! (Granted, if you only have a desktop computer, you’ll probably have to sit up.) With these 25 great sites, you have access to tens of thousands of books, plays, essays, poems and other written works in electronic form anytime for free! With the scanned documents, you can even enjoy the illustrations and the visual look and feel of the often historic works. The texts available are primarily older ones whose copyright protection has expired, and thus they’re now in the public domain, so don’t expect to find the latest Twilight book or anything like that. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts: Collects several thousand texts, mostly from Project Gutenberg (see below). Bartleby.com: Several hundred titles, featuring iconic texts like the Bible, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations and Gray’s Anatomy.
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The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
By: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the U.S. in 1920 by Doran. One of Woolf's wittiest social satires. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. E. First Page: by Virginia Woolf (1882 1941) Chapter I As the streets that lead from the Strand to the Embankment are very narrow, it is better not to walk down them arm in arm. One afternoon in the beginning of October when the traffic was becoming brisk a tall man strode along the edge of the pavement with a lady on his arm.
13 libros de ciencia ficción que todo geek debería leer
Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next. Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette First, start with these 5 books… 1. Number: The Language of Science Tobias Dantzig Plume, 2007 “First published in 1930, this classic text traces the evolution of the concept of a number in clear, accessible prose. 2. “This bestselling book originally published in 1988 remains one of the best introductions to the basics of large numbers, statistics and probabilities with illustrations drawn from everyday life: sports, the stock market, the lottery and dubious medical claims, to name a few.” 3. “Pair Paulos with the just-released How Not to Be Wrong. 4. “Most of us take zero for granted, but there was a time when it simply didn’t exist, until some enterprising Babylonian soul inserted it as a placeholder in Eastern counting methods. 5. Then, read these 3 foundational texts… 1. 2. 3. Last, here’s one from the cutting edge… And 2 quirky, personal favorites. 1. 2.
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8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year
How much do you read? For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months. And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. I’m disappointed that I didn’t do it sooner. Why did I wait 20 years? Well, our world today is designed for shallow skimming rather than deep diving, so it took me some time to identify the specific changes that skyrocketed my reading rate. Here’s my advice for fitting more reading into your own life, based on the behaviors that I changed: What does this have to do with reading? Roald Dahl’s poem “Television” says it all: “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray / go throw your TV set away / and in its place, you can install / a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” Make a public commitment. Find a few trusted, curated lists. Change your mindset about quitting. Triple your churn rate. When do I read now?
“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all-except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.” – John F. Kennedy Internet Archive List of Banned Books by Archive.org Click on the link below to visit this website:-Internet Archive List of Banned Books by Archive.org (All formats) Frequently Challenged Books by ALA.org Click on the link below to visit this website:-Frequently Challenged Books by ALA.org No comments yet.
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Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” was suddenly pulled from the honors English curriculum at Illinois’ Mattoon High School because of “several passages that were ‘extremely’ vulgar detailing sexual acts,” according to the town’s local newspaper. The school’s principal Michele Sinclair told the paper that parents raised concerns about the book’s content, and she felt that it was a problem that parents’ hadn’t been given the opportunity to opt out. “Once it was brought to our attention, then because we didn’t provide parents with that option, we didn’t really feel like we had a lot of alternatives at this point,” Sinclair said. Understandably, free speech groups are contesting the books removal. It goes on: Decisions about instructional materials should be based on sound educational grounds, not on an individual’s or group’s agreement or disagreement with the message or content of a particular book. Read the full letter here.
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Materie addio! La scuola digitale riparte dalle competenze
Storia dell'articolo Chiudi Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 26 ottobre 2015 alle ore 13:45. Cinquecento ragazzi di nove scuole in tutta Italia, da Milano a Palermo, hanno iniziato quest’anno a fare scuola in maniera innovativa, sulla base delle competenze e non piùdelle singole materie. A rendere possibile, o meglio a facilitare, la realizzazione della didattica per competenze è una nuova piattaforma web, Curriculum mapping, studiata per aiutare i docenti a mettere in pratica questo nuovo sistema che prevede in pratica l’abbandono della vecchia struttura scolastica rigidamente divisa per discipline. Già oggi la normativa italiana si è adeguata alla regolamentazione europea che richiede una conformazione dei programmi alla costruzuione di competenze, andando oltre il semplice apprendimento finalizzato alla conoscenza per materie. Permalink
Didattica per competenze
Impostare nella scuola un curricolo che si ponga come obiettivo il conseguimento di competenze (e non solo di conoscenze e abilità) da parte degli studenti, comporta una profonda revisione delle pratiche didattiche e della visione stessa dell’insegnamento e del modo di fare scuola. In questo testo vengono tracciati gli scenari europei e nazionali in cui la tematica delle competenze è inscritta; il tema della competenza viene analizzato e approfondito dal punto di vista didattico, pedagogico, culturale ed etico e vengono offerti ai docenti strumenti teorici e pratici per impostare il curricolo e la didattica quotidiana nella nuova prospettiva. scarica la guida in formato PDF cliccando sui seguenti link: Capitoli 1 e 2 | Capitolo 3 | Capitolo 4 | Capitolo 5 Esempi di curricoli per competenze per il primo ciclo Leggi la presentazione dei materiali in forma completa Scarica gli esempi di curricoli
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Alan Moore, where his childhood home in Northampton’s Boroughs once stood. Photo: Dominic Wells I recently spent six hours with Alan Moore. We went on a walking tour of his old Northampton neighbourhood, and stood where his childhood home once stood (pictured above). This is a longish feature. Watchmen is nearing the middle of its 12-issue run. “It’s about time people stopped debating whether comics are art,” Moore tells me combatively, “and just get on with making good art.” Watchmen will later be the only graphic novel placed on Time magazine’s list of 100 greatest novels, and will create a surge in intelligent comics, which itself will create a surge in comic-book movies, leading to today’s overpowering dominance of the big screen by men and women in spandex. In the issue of Watchmen just published when we speak in 1986, a nuclear scientist acquires superpowers and becomes “Doctor Manhattan”. Page from Watchmen. It gets weirder. And what of Melinda Gebbie? © 2012 John Angerson. “No.”
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Blood Meridian - Wikipedia
The majority of the story follows a teenager referred to only as "the kid", with the bulk of the text devoted to his experiences with the Glanton gang, a historical group of scalp hunters who massacred Native Americans and others in the United States–Mexico borderlands from 1849 to 1850 for bounty, pleasure, and eventually out of nihilistic habit. The role of antagonist is gradually filled by Judge Holden, a physically massive, highly-educated, exceptionally multi-talented member of the gang, depicted as completely bald from head to toe. Background and writing McCarthy wrote Blood Meridian while living on the money from his 1981 MacArthur Fellows grant. Describing events of extreme violence, McCarthy's prose is sparse, yet expansive, with an often biblical quality and frequent religious references. McCarthy conducted considerable research to write the book. Elements of the novel are also widely believed to have been at least partially inspired by the writings of T. Plot
65 Book Videos to Build Excitement for Summer Reading | Scholastic
Books will fly off the shelf and straight into your students’ hands when they watch these quick video booktalks and book trailers. The videos listed below are in the form of video booktalks, similar to an in-class booktalk, and video book trailers, similar to a movie trailer but about a book. They are a fun, visual way for students to preview the books that may interest them. Grades PreK–K Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Book trailer for Pinkalicious Grades K–2 Move Over, Rover! Book trailer for Move Over, Rover! Grades 3–5 Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett What happens when there are too many coincidences, too many puzzle pieces that fit together? Booktalk for Chasing Vermeer Dinosaur Cove Attack of the Tyrannosaurus by Rex Stone Tom and Jamie can't believe their luck when they find a secret entrance to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs. Book trailer for Dinosaur Cove Attack of the Tyrannosaurus
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The Newbery Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.” – Newbery Medal Terms and Criteria Additional criteria notes: Children are defined as being up to and including the age of 14.Books must be published in the U.S. first; titles originally published elsewhere are not eligible.The author must be a U.S. citizen or resident. The Newbery committees as of late have been delightfully wide-ranging in their choices including everything from picture books to graphic novels to poetry to memoirs to non-fiction. So this year, I’m breaking up my lists a little differently. As of the end of March there were 71 titles with three or more starred reviews. ETA 5/10/17: Please see the note towards the bottom of this post for some additional links and commentary on The Secret Project and Undefeated.
Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership. At the end of her rope, Granny is desperate for time alone to finish knitting sweaters for a house filled with dozens of rambunctious children. Brosgol’s expressive watercolor and cartoon art presents a genre-breaking journey taking Granny from the traditional forest setting to the mountains to the moon and beyond. Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. As they work throughout the week, slaves look forward to their afternoon of music, hope, and community in Congo Square, New Orleans. Du Iz Tak? A diverse community of anthropomorphic bugs is intrigued by an unfurling sprout. They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel and published by Chronicle Books LLC. A cat’s walk through the world becomes a surprise-filled exploration of perspective and empathy.
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