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After discussion with Mabel, Allie, and Lori, I have decided to lay out a plan to pursue the complete works of one author. I tossed around quite a few names in my head, such as Willa Cather, Henry James, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway. Ultimately, I settled on John Steinbeck, who is incredibly fascinating to me. I’ve loved all of what I’ve read by him, so far, including his political and personal writing. I’m going to re-read some of the works that I read long ago, before I wrote down any real thoughts on my reading. I’m currently working my way through E.A. I have no specific end date in mind – just “someday.” Non-Fiction & Other: 1990 – John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography1989 - Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath (Biographical Epistolary)1975 – Steinbeck: A Life in Letters (Biographical Epistolary)1975 - Viva Zapata! Short Fiction: Novels and Novellas: Like this: Like Loading... Steinbeck Project « Roof Beam Reader Steinbeck Project « Roof Beam Reader
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Sara Bruuns klassrum: Feedback Sara Bruuns klassrum: Feedback On Friday, you will get an essay from someone in another class. You are going to give feedback. To be able to do that, please watch the film. Then take a look at the phrases below the film. Those phrases can help you giving the feedback. 1. (LGR 11, Kunskapskrav för A år 9: För att förtydliga och variera sin kommunikation kan eleven bearbeta och göra välgrundade förbättringar av egna framställningar) Two Stars and a Wish STARSVariation and vocabulary Your language is varied. Clarity and coherence Your text has good flow. Adaption Your writing is well adapted to your theme. Grammar and spelling Good sentence structure and descriptions. WISHES Variation and vocabulary You could vary your vocabulary more. Clarity and coherence Your text could have better flow. Grammar and spelling You can improve the grammar in your text. Sara
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It is that time of year again: exam season. This year I have a group of GCSE students and, so far, they are working between a C and an E. At this stage we have completed coursework folders and completed two full mocks. However, success is slipping away from some of them. Why? If I am honest, I don’t think teenagers write enough in schools. Anyway, the second problem I have is the superficiality of their answers. I think wholeheartedly how our students read texts and interact with texts is the problem. What if we built that level of concentration to a focus on one single sentence? Student struggle to analyse precisely because they focus on everything, so wouldn’t it be better to concentrate their efforts on one sentence? Let’s have a bit of a play with ‘Pride and Prejudice’: IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. As a sentence it has some interesting points: Links · It is an opinion. Noble six hundred. Points Xris Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher's blog: Anchor sentences Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher's blog: Anchor sentences
Webcomics World Webcomics World From top: “Hark! A Vagrant,” “Evil Inc.,” and “The Adventures of Superhero Girl.” Webcomics are the ultimate grassroots medium—they are almost all self-published by creators of all ages who work independently. Blockbuster graphic novels, including Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese (First Second, 2006), Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (Scholastic, 2010), and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona (HarperCollins, 2015), to name a few, started out as webcomics. Webcomics are, literally, comics published on the web. Read on for an inside look at webcomics, strategies for finding and following them, and tips for would-be webcomickers from creators who started young. The youth continuum For young creators, webcomics can provide exposure, feedback, community, and more. Stevenson was also in high school when she began the first iteration of Nimona, and she started posting it as a webcomic in college. Vera Brosgol (top photo, back left) at her first Comic-Con Convention in 2003 with co-creators of a minicomic.
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Good Comics forThe Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ‘s “Good Comics for Kids” blog, recommends 13 webcomics for young people. What’s your favorite webcomic? The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo by Drew WeingGr 3 Up–Charles Thompson’s parents have uprooted him from his comfy home and moved to a dilapidated hotel in a strange city, where there’s a troll in his closet. Princess, Princess by Katie O’NeillGr 3 Up–A 46-page story about a princess in a tower who is rescued by…another princess. Sheldon Sheldon by Dave KellettGr 5 Up–The humor is goofy, topical, and perceptive in this gag-a-day comic with a loose cast of characters: Sheldon, a 10-year-old billionaire, his friends Emily and Dante, his grandfather, a talking duck, a dog, and a lizard. Breaking Cat News by Georgia DunnGr 7 Up–A trio of cats report breathlessly, CNN-style, on the doings of the people in their house in this hilarious gag-a-day comic. Gunnerkrigg Court Wonderlust Hark! One-page comics Threads. 13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens
Tehani Wessely Various studies suggest that ebook usage is suffering in comparison to its print counterpart. Franklin’s (2016) research indicates that readers overwhelmingly prefer print books to ebooks, while others argue that readers’ information retention and comprehension while using ebooks are not as strong as with print books (Flood 2015; Salter n.d.; Walter 2014). Data in other studies imply that the rise of ebook sales have begun to falter (Baddeley 2015; Kowlowski 2015; Alter 2015; Trachtenberg 2015). In the Marist College Canberra’s Senior Library, we have several methods for our school community to access and read audiobooks and ebooks. Additionally, we have a set of around 30 Kobo devices. The ongoing use of each of these systems is highly variable. The costs involved in maintaining ebook and audiobook access vary. Prior knowledge Conducting the survey Findings We saw most of the 13 classes at least once more in the term, during which time we administered a second survey. Student perspectives on ebook and audiobook usage
The 15th EMS Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM), 07–11 September 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria Well, what an exciting experience! My first scientific conference with my first talk at a conference, and an award ceremony to boot! My first impression on arrival was a slight cognitive dislocation between the rather opulent black and white marble bling of newly redecorated bits of the conference venue (the Hotel Marinela), and the remnants of the rather shabby old-style late communist luxury hotel, which kind of coexisted side by side. Every morning, the lobby would look subtly altered, with another bit of marble flooring laid on top of the old carpet, or a sudden wall appearing where only the evening before there was none. My second impression was a slight cognitive dislocation between the venue's usual clientele and the participants at the conference. Highlights for me were: -... and the broad smiles that greeted me at the end of my talk! Pierrette John Thornes click WAM
Email the Weather, Art and Music group The Weather, Arts and Music Special Interest Group was formed in 2012 following the first-ever Festival of Weather, Arts and Music on Jubilee Weekend in June 2012, at the Town Hall in Reading. WAM seeks explore the possibilities inherent in bringing together such creative areas of activity as science and the arts, and bring meteorology and climate science to a wider public through the powerful communication tool that is the arts. The SIG is led by a steering committee which supervises its activities both within and outside the Society. The Group organises its own meetings and events, and contributes to other Society activities, such as the Amateur Conference to be held in 2016. The SIG is chaired by Pierrette Thomet, Director of the WAM Festival and a musician and artist. The Secretary is Dr Peter Stott, and the Treasurer is Prof John Thornes. Weather Arts and Music (WAM) | Royal Meteorological Society
Constable's Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows set for first national tour | Art and design One of the true masterpieces of British art, John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, will this week begin its first national tour, and visitors will no doubt admire the rainbow which arcs across it so prominently and fabulously. But the rainbow could not be there – it is meteorologically impossible. "That rainbow does not belong there, it is unrealistic," said John Thornes, an emeritus professor of applied meteorology at Birmingham university. "The give away for me is the shadow to the left hand side. It shows that the sun is way over to the right of the meadows – it is not behind the rainbow. The monumental Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows has storm clouds, lightning and sunshine all battling away over bucolic England and was one of the best loved paintings in the National Gallery for decades. That meant it was Tate which successfully raised the £23.1m needed to buy it. Of course it does not really matter that the rainbow could not be there.
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