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List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors

List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors
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Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years Books The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. Music for Torching by A.M. First Sentence: ”It is after midnight on one of those Friday nights when the guests have all gone home and the host and hostess are left in their drunkenness to try and put things right again.” As the only woman on the list, A. Homes makes this common enough theme of suburban ennui feel real with her shining prose, a secondary cast of interesting plots and characters, and lack of a fairy-tale ending. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996) First Sentence: “Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler’s pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.” Of course, Palahniuk had to be on this list. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000) The house is alive. We Don’t Live Here Anymore by Andre Dubus (2004) The Road

Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Campbell’s archetypes fit nearly perfectly. The following is a list of archetypes with definitions and examples for each from the movies that teachers can use in their classrooms. Complete the assignment at the end of the article. The Hero The hero endures self-sacrifice through hardship and separation for those he protects. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones sacrifices his love life, experience incredible hardship and pain. The Mentor The mentor, usually an old sage, trains the hero. In the Karate Kid, Miyagi is Daniel’s mentor. The Threshold Guardian The threshold guardian provides the first hurdle in front of the hero – the beginning of the adventure. In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy first encounters the Cowardly Lion, who scares her and then joins her on her adventure.In the Losers, the threshold guardian is the Columbian drug dealer they kill to rescue the children. The Herald In The Matrix, Trinity is the herald. The Shapeshifter The Shadow The Trickster

UC Berkeley Summer Reading List untitled Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes | Free Book Notes William Shakespeare bases the title character of his famous play, Macbeth, off of an actual Scottish king. However, the similarities are few. While the historical King Macbeth was thought to be an honest and good king, the Shakespearean version is noticeably less so. When three witches present a three-part prophecy to Macbeth, he is somewhat skeptical. Full Book Notes and Study Guides Comprehensive Macbeth study guides, summaries, cliff notes, and book notes Short Book Summaries Sites with a short overview, synoposis, book report, or summary of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Teaching Resources Resources specially for teachers looking to plan classroom exercises around Macbeth By William Shakespeare Other Resources Other resources such as literary criticism and essay assistance of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Other Books by this Author Find additional resource pages for this author´s books

Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes | Free Book Notes Our Summary of Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is a story about the mask of happiness. Characters within the story structure their lives around their need for comfort and safety. Guy Montag, the main character of the story, is thirty years old; to maintain the integrity of the town, he burns books that he believes are dangerous to the minds of the citizens. He is married to Mildred, who lives in the television set; to ensure that she doesn't miss any of her shows, she makes certain that each wall has a television set attached to it. In essence, she is surrounded by the characters she finds the most comforting. Full Book Notes and Study Guides Comprehensive Fahrenheit 451 study guides, summaries, cliff notes, and book notes Short Book Summaries Sites with a short overview, synoposis, book report, or summary of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Book Reviews Sites with a book review or quick commentary on Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Other Resources Other Books by this Author

Halloween Classics Illustration by Harry Clarke Halloween gives us the opportunity to go beyond arts and crafts and use the holiday as an excuse to dive into some classic suspenseful stories. Luckily, many of these stories are in the public domain. Most of these are probably most suitable for middle and high school. I put the word count so you can get an idea for pacing. Short Stories Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart (~2,000 words) is short enough to print on one sheet of paper. From Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, The Horrors of the Heights is a supernatural tale involving a pilot trying to reach an altitude past 30,000 feet (~6,500 words). W.W. Finally, The Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel seems somewhat appropriate for Halloween (~3,000 words). Longer Stories Irving Washington’s classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (~12,000 words), familiar to many students because of the Disney cartoon. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr. Bram Stoker’s DraculaMary Shelley’s FrankensteinH.G. Art

Odysseus' Journey Edit × A story map Writing in Literature These OWL resources will help you write about literature and poetry. This section contains resources on literary terms, literary theory and schools of criticism, as well as resources on writing book reviews. Literary Terms This handout gives a rundown of some important terms and concepts used when talking and writing about literature. Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy. Writing About Fiction This handout covers major topics relating to writing about fiction. Writing About Literature This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. Writing in Literature (Detailed Discussion) These sections describe in detail the assignments students may complete when writing about literature. Writing About Poetry This section covers the basics of how to write about poetry. Image in Poetry Poetry: Close Reading

Teaching Literary Analysis Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills. Bloom's Taxonomy illustrates that analysis should come at the fourth level, right after comprehension and application. What this means is that students must be able to understand and describe the text before they are able to analyze its elements. Teaching literary analysis is often a daunting and overwhelming task. After all, it is essentially guiding students slowly through the process of critical thinking and understanding literature. Start of newsletter promotion. Staying on top of important discoveries in the learning sciences field has never been easier. Sign me up End of newsletter promotion. To guide students toward discovering literature all on their own, the steps of this process need to be introduced in a simplified form. image 1. Some students need guidance when choosing a topic, but others have ideas that they would like to explore. Characters Themes Literary devices Setting Narrative.