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main page | 20th-century literature | some postcolonial authors | Filipino-American literature Introduction & Definition "After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial Studies." Editorial by Priyamvada Gopal and Neil Lazarus. New Formations 59. "'Postcolonial Literature': Problems with the Term." "Introduction to Postcolonial Studies." Literary Criticism Aboul-Ela, Hosam. Adesanmi, Pius. Bachmann-Medick, Doris. Boehmer, Elleke. Dunick, Lisa M.S.. George, Rosemary Marangoly. Griesbach, Daniel. Henderson, Laretta. Houston, Lynn Marie. Katrak, Ketu H. Laamiri, Mohamed and Sara Mills, eds. Ludescher, Tanyss. Marrouchi, Mustapha. Marshall, Joanna Barszewska. Matzke, Christine and Susanne Muhleisen, eds. Mexal, Stephen J. Oliver-Rotger, Maria Antonia. Orfalea, Gregory. Pordzik, Ralph. Prchal, Tim. Schedler, Christopher. Sohn, Stephen Hong. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. Stammwitz, Kati. Templer, Bill. Torres, Lourdes. Williams, Laura Anh. Romanticism & Imperialism O'Quinn, Daniel J. Okri, Ben
In The God of Small Things, there are two central themes. One of these themes is memory, or the act of forgetting, most specifically Estha’s deliberate forgetting. Related to the theme of memory is time and its different aspects: captured time and the subjectivity of time. I found Estha’s forgetting, or as he calls it, "hoovering" his mind, to be one of the most compelling themes. He does it because of one particular memory, the memory of when he told the police that Velthua kidnapped him and Rahel. It is that memory that he cannot get rid of, despite his efforts. The theme of time is symbolised by Rahel's plastic wristwatch that has the time "ten to two" painted on it. While the other members of the family remember "The Loss of Sophie Mol," the twins only remember the day that they "loved a man to death."
Musings on British Literature: 1790 to Present: Themes in The God of Small Things
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
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CREATIVE WRITING - The extraordinary survival of the boy left in a Japanese forest
He did not flinch when he came face to face with the first person he had seen in almost a week. There were no tears, either, just a composed answer to the soldier’s question: “Are you Yamato?” “Yes, I am,” came the reply. More than six days after his parents abandoned him on the side of the road in a forest as punishment for misbehaving, seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found alive and unhurt on Friday morning, marking the end of a search that has gripped Japan and prompted a debate over when parental discipline turns into abuse. If his sudden disappearance was every parent’s nightmare, Yamato’s discovery, in an army hut deep inside thick woodland populated by hundreds of brown bears, came about thanks to several pieces of good fortune. While the boy, who suffered only scratches to his arms and legs, was being kept in hospital overnight as a precaution, details emerged of his extraordinary survival. It is not clear how many nights he spent in the hut.
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5Es Teaching and Learning Model - PrimaryConnections: Linking science with literacy
The Primary Connections 5Es DVD The PrimaryConnections 5Es teaching and learning model is the focus of an instructional DVD. Using classroom demonstrations with insights from consultants, principals and classroom teachers, this DVD takes the viewer through the learning journey that is the 5Es. “…this is an incredibly powerful way to teach students. Primary Connections 5Es teaching and learning model PrimaryConnections is based on an inquiry-orientated teaching and learning model. Teaching and learning progresses through five phases: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Engage Each unit begins with a lesson that mentally engages students with an activity or question. Explore Students carry out hands-on activities in which they can explore the concept or skill. Explain Only after students have explored the concept or skill does the teacher provide the concepts and terms used by the students to develop explanations for the phenomenon they have experienced. Elaborate Evaluate
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.
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.
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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
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Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award
Dolly's full life was in many ways the life of any little girl and young woman. She had friends and went to school; she went camping and went to parties. To an extent that one might not have anticipated, she participated in the world that we, not "the rest of us," but all of us share. Literature had a lot to do with it. Like many young people, she loved books and for many of the same reasons. Books affected Dolly's life in other ways. Each of us knows ourselves better for having encountered ourselves in literature, and books offered Dolly something precious. Today there are many more books for young people which give substance to "inclusion."
ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. 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. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives Session One Session Two Session Three Session Four Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of narratives (e.g., sequence, storytelling). back to top Session One Read a version of "The Three Little Pigs" to students. Session Two Review the definition of plot and plot structure from the previous session. Session Three Remind students of the goals and elements included in this project. Session Four
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Sample Essay 5 Begin WRITING TEST Here It is no secret that today’s workforce no longer consists entirely of people. Rather, machines are being developed to complete many of the tasks which humans have traditionally done. It is the popular view among companies which are moving toward automation that robots can do many tasks better than humans. Beyond these benefits for industry, some believe that machines will shape the future for the human race. There are those who are less enthusiastic about all this progress and advancement. Whether humans like it or not, machines are becoming more and popular in the workplace and are decreasing the need for humans to work those jobs. Sample Essay 6 Advances in technology have become so widely accepted in today’s culture that very few people are willing to pause to consider the consequences. The economic implications of the potential mechanical takeover alone should be enough to dissuade anyone from moving too fast.
THE KEEPING QUILT By Patricia Polacco When my Great-Gramma Anna came to America, she wore the same thick overcoat and big boots she had worn for farm work. But her family weren’t dirt farmers anymore. In New York City, her father’s work was hauling things on a wagon, and the rest of the family made artificial flowers all day. Everyone was in a hurry, and it was so crowded, not like back home Russia. But all the same it was their home, and most of their neighbors were just like them. The only things she had left of backhome Russia were her dress and babushka she liked to throw up into the air when she was dancing. And her dress was getting too small. “We will make a quilt to help us always remember home.” And so it was. Anna grew up and fell in love with Great-Grandpa Sasha. When my Grandma Carle was born, Anna wrapped her daughter in the quilt to welcome her warmly into the world. Carle learned to keep the Sabbath and cook and clean and do washing.
The Keeping Quilt
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What "Orwellian" really means - Noah Tavlin
Now you know what 'Orwellian' means. But do you really know? Check out this blog, "Do you really know what 'Orwellian' means?" from the Guardian. The word 'Orwellian' gets thrown around a lot by people who possess a murky idea of what it actually means. In order to recognize when language is being manipulated, one has to be able to recognize who has power.
How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler
Many of the books mentioned in the lesson are in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. For a more critical look, read about the political history of dystopia and its implications, or the role of nature in many dystopian scenarios. And if you’re wondering how past visions of dystopia hold up today, you can track which dystopian predictions from various works have come true. Interested in reading some dystopian novels? Take a look at this list and see if anything interests you: The Best Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read. Why is dystopian literature so appealing to young adults? Want to learn more about the original dystopia?
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FLIP: A Column About Skateboarding: Column 25: Towards a Literature of Skateboarding: Book Reviews as Well as a Brief Comment from David Foster Wallace on a Supposedly Fun Thing - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
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