Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools (Poetry and Literature Center, Library of Congress) Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. The Meme Hustler Tim O’Reilly’s crazy talk Evgeny Morozov [from The Baffler No. 22, 2013] While the brightest minds of Silicon Valley are “disrupting” whatever industry is too crippled to fend off their advances, something odd is happening to our language. Old, trusted words no longer mean what they used to mean; often, they don’t mean anything at all.
theconversation A damning assessment of literacy and numeracy skills in the Australian workforce by the Australian Industry Group indicates 93% of employers are concerned about their workers' literacy and numeracy skills. Blame has quickly been assigned to the education system. Are they right? Are literacy standards falling and are schools to blame? The short answers are “no” and “no”. rhetoric Classical Rhetoric 101: An Introduction by Brett & Kate McKay As many of you know, I read a lot of biographies on the lives of great men from history. The Online Books Page Listing over 2 million free books on the Web - Updated Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Search our Listings -- New Listings -- Authors -- Titles -- Subjects -- Serials More open access journals now listed here -- Blog (Everybody's Libraries) -- Latest Book Listings A Celebration of Women Writers -- Banned Books Online -- Prize Winners Online General -- Non-English Language -- Specialty
Morpheme(s) of the Year « previous post | next post » In the tumultuous run-up to the momentous announcement of the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year (to be proclaimed on January 6, 2012), Language Log's own Ben Zimmer is the main point-man with the media. See here, here, and here. The Chinese, of course, are not to be outdone, so they have for the past few years been choosing a "Character of the Year." This year, 2011, the character selected is kòng 控. Everybody seems to think that kòng 控 means "control".
Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started. They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 words; I've included an approximate word count where I could. These stories offer a complete reading experience with great economy of words.
Forensics Rules on an Oxford-Oregon Debate: Format of Debate - Oxford-Oregon Type Three Speakers from each side First Affirmative - Constructive SpeechFirst Negative - Interpellation of the first affirmative SpeakerFirst Negative - Constructive SpeechFirst Affirmative - Interpellation of the first negative speakerSecond Affirmative - Constructive SpeechSecond Negative - Interpellation of the second affirmativeSecond Negative - ConstructiveSecond Affirmative - Interpellation of the second negativeThird Affirmative - Constructive SpeechThird Negative - Interpellation of the third affirmativeThird Negative - Constructive SpeechThird Affirmative - Interpellation of the third negative Rebuttal of the Team Captain of the Negative SideRebuttal of the Team Captain of the Affirmative Side DurationConstructive Speech: Minimum of five (5) and maximum of seven (7) minutesInterpellation: Five (5) minutesRebuttal Speech: Three (3) minutes
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Home Page from Eldritch Press Next> | <Prev | !Warn! | /Search/ | ?Help? “Healthcare” vs. “Health Care”: The Definitive Word(s) by Michael Millenson This post was originally published on The Health Care Blog A recent contributor to The Health Care Blog wondered about the correctness of “health care” versus “healthcare.” I’d like to answer that question by channeling my inner William Safire (the late, great New York Times language maven). If you’ll stick with me, I’ll also disclose why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is not abbreviated as CMMS and reveal something you may not have known about God – linguistically, if not theologically. The two-word rule for “health care” is followed by major news organizations (New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal) and medical journals (New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine).
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. They are all guaranteed to raise questions and instigate discussions in your classroom that can lead to meaningful dialogues about what really matters in the lives of your students. All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury | Short Story Unit | Short Story Unit on TpTAmigo Brothers by Piri ThomasThe Scholarship Jacket by Marta SalinasIcarus and Daedalus by Josephine Preston PeabodyFlowers for Algernon by Daniel KeysHarrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.Raymond’s Run by Toni Cade BambaraRules of the Game by Amy TanThe Monkey’s Paw by W.W.
oregon-oxford debate Cross-Examination/Oregon-Oxford/Forensic Debate- traditional debate format used in elementary, high schools and colleges all over the country.- There are 2 sides in this format : the Affirmative and the Negative. The Affirmative proves the validity of the issue or topic called the Proposition while the Negative disproves it. Each team has two speakers and one scribe. A Debate Moderator enforces the rules to ensure the debate’s smooth conduct.- Each speaker delivers one Constructive speech, one Rebuttal-Summation speech and gets to cross-examine his opponent.- This is the format of choice for topics requiring more than superficial research. This format involves the use of specific information in the form of evidence to support arguments- During interpellation, the debate takes the appearance of a courtroom trial where the advocate is subjected by his opponent to a series of questions with the aim of exposing fallacious arguments and clarifying issues.
MAPS: Modern American Poetry Site In stock late June for fall 2014 adoption. The Modern American Poetry Site is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern and contemporary American poetry. Started as a multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), MAPS has grown over the past decade to more than 30,000 pages of biographies, critical essays, syllabi and images relating to 161 poets. American and British English spelling differences British English was the original English language, which was adapted to many other forms, including American English, Australian English, New Zealand English, and others. Historical origins Extract from the Orthography section of the first edition (1828) of Webster's ADEL, the root of many American vs.