18 Animations of Classic Literary Works: From Plato and Shakespeare, to Kafka, Hemingway and Gaiman Yesterday we featured Piotr Dumala’s 2000 animation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, Crime and Punishment, and it reminded us of many other literary works that have been wonderfully re-imagined by animators — many that we’ve featured here over the years. Rather than leaving these wondrous works buried in the archives, we’re bringing them back and putting them all on display. And what better place to start than with a foundational text — Plato’s Republic. We were tempted to show you a claymation version of the seminal philosophical work (watch here), but we decided to go instead with Orson Welles’ 1973 narration of The Cave Allegory, which features the surreal artistic work of Dick Oden. Staying with the Greeks for another moment … This one may have Sophocles and Aeschylus spinning in their graves. Or, who knows, perhaps they would have enjoyed this bizarre twist on the Oedipus myth.
Klondike - Rush for Gold In the summer of 1897 two ocean going steamers landed on the west coast of the United States. One ship, The Excelsior, landed in San Francisco and three days later The Portland landed in Seattle. Down the gangplank of these two ships went a rag-tag group of men and women carrying sacks of gold. Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension 1. Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not.
40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. The 40 stories below are sometimes surprising, other times hair-raising. Study English News.com - Read the news in easy English Episodes of 'The Flatmates' from BBC Learning English <a href=" of the flatmates do you like the most?</a><span style="font-size:9px;">(<a href=" surveys</a>)</span> Here is a collection of episodes of The Flatmates, from the BBC's learning English website. You can follow the adventures of the main characters in different real life situations and read what they are saying to help you understand. This is a great way to improve your English listening comprehension.
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Best Free Audio Books Online April 2, 2009 LearnOutLoud invites you jump in and listen to 50 of the best free audiobook downloads available online. For years now we've featured a Free Audio Book every Friday as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. From these emails, we've pulled out 50 of our favorites, including ancient classics, Shakespearean drama, key European & Russian novels, important political documents, poetry introductions, and the finest American literature.
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