91 Ways to Respond to Literature undefined undefined 91 Ways to Respond to a Book 1.WRITE THE STORY IN THE BOOK FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW. Take an entire story (or part of it) and write a version as someone else would tell it. 2.WRITE THE DIARY A MAIN CHARACTER MIGHT HAVE WRITTEN. George Saunders: what writers really do when they write Many years ago, during a visit to Washington DC, my wife’s cousin pointed out to us a crypt on a hill and mentioned that, in 1862, while Abraham Lincoln was president, his beloved son, Willie, died, and was temporarily interred in that crypt, and that the grief-stricken Lincoln had, according to the newspapers of the day, entered the crypt “on several occasions” to hold the boy’s body. An image spontaneously leapt into my mind – a melding of the Lincoln Memorial and the Pietà. I carried that image around for the next 20-odd years, too scared to try something that seemed so profound, and then finally, in 2012, noticing that I wasn’t getting any younger, not wanting to be the guy whose own gravestone would read “Afraid to Embark on Scary Artistic Project He Desperately Longed to Attempt”, decided to take a run at it, in exploratory fashion, no commitments. We often discuss art this way: the artist had something he “wanted to express”, and then he just, you know … expressed it. Hoo, boy.
23 Books That Changed My Life · Collaborative Fund Google researchers tried to count how many books have been published. They came up with 129,864,880, or something like 12 trillion words. That’s the worst thing about books. VISUAL TECHNIQUES - Visual literacy Why are images so powerful?Images are highly evocative, this means that they elicit a strong emotional response in the viewer.Images are processed cognitively more quickly than written text, so meaning can be conveyed quickly and effectively through imagery.Images are open to interpretation- they can appeal to many different viewers and they can be used in many contexts. However, they are open to social, cultural, contextual and individual variation in the meanings they convey. GAZERefers to where the figure in the image is looking.DEMAND- a term used when a figure in the image 'gazes' directly out of the page at the responder.
40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, smartphones are often the bane of teachers’ existence because they cause disruptions. This isn’t one of those ruminations. Let’s just go straight to the suggestions, shall we? Use educational apps:One of the simplest strategies for engaging students using smartphones involves taking advantage of the thousands of educational apps as supplements.Create educational apps:After familiarizing kiddos with properly navigating smartphone apps, challenge some of the more tech-oriented ones to design and develop their own; Stanford already offers an open-source class on the subject!
#.VAeQjtGI70M This is a guest post from Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on this blog. Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, a common challenge exists: finding non-fiction content at reading level. This is an especially pressing concern for teachers incorporating the CCSS Standards into their curricula. Given that varied reading levels may exist within a single class, it can seem virtually impossible to have all students access the same content in a way that allows them to comprehend the material. Creating differentiated reading groups may seem equally unrealistic since it is impossible for a teacher to work with multiple students or groups all at the same time.
This is your brain on Jane Austen, and researchers at Stanford are taking notes Stanford Report, September 7, 2012 Researchers observe the brain patterns of literary PhD candidates while they're reading a Jane Austen novel. The fMRI images suggest that literary reading provides "a truly valuable exercise of people's brains." By Corrie Goldman The Humanities at Stanford L.A. Cicero 44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped out the heading and thought to myself, “Finally, teachers are beginning to embrace the powerful little gadgets.” However, it did not take me long to realize the researched article took quite a different slant.
short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. Philosophy 101 - Evolutionary Philosophy Philosophy 101 For a belief system called Evolutionary Philosophy, it is helpful to have a grounding in the principles of philosophy. I prefer more common terms when dealing with issues that affect our everyday lives, so it is not necessary to know these to understand the EvPhil belief system or the discussion on the blog, but this is a handy glossary for those that want to dive deeper into the arguments with other philosophers and their belief systems. It also helps me be more precise and comprehensive.