The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Here's 13 of my favorites.1. The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty I’m always looking for texts that will draw in my reluctant male readers. A Wheel of Time Community The Wheel of Time is one of literature’s greatest achievments in epic fantasy. It was written by the late Robert Jordan, and completed posthumously by his successor, Brandon Sanderson. There are fourteen books in the series, all of which continue the same story, weaving towards the ultimate climax.
Free Audio Stories for Kids - Games for kids to play online Windswept(5 mins) Written by Nadine D’Souza. A Copperpod tree learns that it takes two to tango. Piggis Play Games(6 mins) Written by Dave Donicci. Boy and girl pigs tackle outdoor games. The Persistent Rain Cloud(6 mins) Written by Nadine D’Souza.
Fairy Tales, in General – WebEnglish.se Related Topics: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella Background This theme is different from the others in WebEnglish.se, as it mostly presents various fairy tale related materials to choose from and not a set of directly usable materials in order. There is both material on fairy tales in general and some of individual fairy tales that WebEnglish.se wishes to endorseWhat is a Fairlytale This page includes a list of characteristics of the genre (yr 6-7) Warm-up Fairy Tales A short e-book explaining what fairy tales are (yr 2-4)Reboot of Rapanzel A cartoonist smashes a sexist fairy tale trope in one hilarious swoop (yr 7-9)
Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mark Pennington’s students often read on their laptops. Pennington, who’s a reading specialist in Elk Grove near Sacramento, Calif., sees a need to teach kids how to read digitally and stay engaged, and thinks that digital reading will eventually catch up to what kids can do reading print. When asked if his seventh-graders are more engaged when reading from digital readers or in print, he said it depends — motivation and environment play a big role. “Most of the digital reading that students ‘practice’ is at home on Instagram, chat lines, Facebook and texting,” he said. “Since students are choosing to read and respond in these mediums, and since students have considerable prior knowledge and expertise in the subject matter, their engagement/comprehension is high.” The trick to being a good reader, no matter the medium, is being an engaged reader, a fact that Pennington notes is well-supported by research.
Classic Books - Read.gov Turn the pages to explore bygone eras, time-honored tales and historical narratives. Adventure awaits in these classic books online. "A Apple Pie" Introduces the letters A to Z while following the fortunes of an apple pie. Read This Book Now More About this Book “A Princess of Mars,” first in the John Carter series First in series from the creator of Tarzan, this book features swordplay, daring feats, romance and six-limbed green aliens as Confederate Captain John Carter finds himself mysteriously transported to Barsoom, which we know as Mars. Read This Book Now More About this Book "Aesop's Fables" The fables of Æsop, based on the texts of L'Estrange and Croxall. Read This Book Now More About this Book "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" This great American novel follows the adventures of a teenager and his life on the Mississippi River.
Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools By Troy Hicks As we have known for decades, and as advocated for by the International Reading Association, our adolescent readers are more likely to engage with text when they feel connected to the topic, have a choice in the reading materials, and are able to discuss what they have read in both formal and informal settings. Unfortunately, even with the proliferation of social media and new technologies in our classrooms, many of the students who I have met with over the past school year have still felt a disconnect between the reading they do in school and the reading they do for their own enjoyment. While there are still many active, avid readers, survey data that I have collected with Dr. One additional layer that I would like to add to this conversation connects to a big topic amongst literacy educators: “close reading.”
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