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Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers. Follow Mignon on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Awards Media The Oprah Winfrey Show, Grammar Girl Fixes Common Mistakes, March 2007 "Mignon has come up with clever ideas to help even the most grammatically challenged person remember the rules." New York Times, Book Not Ready for Print? Los Angeles Times

Lesson Plan: Updating Orwell's '1984' Overview | How does George Orwell’s vision of technology and its uses in “1984” compare with today’s reality? How have concerns about privacy and freedom expressed in the novel been manifested in the contemporary world? In this lesson, students compare and contrast the world, people and technologies of “1984” with those of today and create a treatment for a modern film, print or stage adaptation that revolves around current technologies. Materials | Full text of “1984,” computers with Internet access, software for podcasting and projection equipment, copies of the handout “1984” vs. Warm-Up | Give students the following list of words from “1984”: Big BrotherdoublethinkthoughtcrimeNewspeakmemory holeOrwellian Students who have read the novel will recognize their provenance and should define them, as well as give a contemporary example of something that could be described similarly. Finally, ask: How does technology enable people to violate others’ privacy and freedoms? What does Mr.

LibriVox Vudio Library Free Audio Books Sort by Titles Per Page 1 - 10 of 10120 Titles by Abraham Maslow Available on:Audio Download A Theory of Human Motivation is the cornerstone of psychiatrist Abraham Maslow's concept of the human hierarchy of needs. by Martin Luther King, Jr. Available on:Online Audio | Online Video "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." by C.S. The entire Chronicles of Narnia read by Chrissi Hart for her Readings from Under the Grapevine podcast. by Earl Nightingale Available on:Audio Download | Online Audio | Online Video Earl Nightingale's classic, The Strangest Secret, earned the first Gold Record for the spoken word, with sales exceeding 1 million copies. French Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. by Washington Irving by Robin Sharma by William Shakespeare by Brian Johnson

Genres Please feel free to get in touch, we value your feedback Adventure An adventure involves risk and physical danger. It may include a quest or a voyage and may be set in different time periods or strange lands. Epic The epic story is centered around heroic figures and usually involves struggles of great scope and size over long periods of time. Essay An essay is a non-fiction work making arguments or setting out opinions on any topic. Fable Fables are stories that illustrate a moral lesson and frequently involve talking animals and objects. Fairy Tale/Folk Tale These stories of good versus evil may involve fantasy settings. Fantasy Stories of fantasy include an element that is not based in reality. Gothic Gothic literature combines elements of horror and romance, generally with tones and themes of darkness. Historical Fiction These stories are fictionalized accounts that involve historically accurate settings, characters, and/or situations. History Horror Informational Memoir Mystery Nursery Rhyme Philosophy

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Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg Internet Audio Archive The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde. The collection represents several generations of artists who have contributed to aesthetic and cultural change in the postmodern era. The Naropa University Archive Project seeks to enhance appreciation and understanding of post-World War II American literature and its role in social change, cultural criticism, and the literary arts through widespread dissemination of the actual voices of the poets and writers of this period. See a Tag Cloud for the this collection.

Kids books with audio. Children's books narrated by their authors and illustrators. It's Storytime.. - A Story Before Bed The Reading Room It's Spike's first trip to the big city and there are so many new things to do, see, and smell-he doesn't know where to begin. A cat on a leash! At the North Pole on the night before Thanksgiving, toy making is finished and Santa is getting ready to send the elves to their special children all around the world. When Julie takes a kung fu class, she thinks getting a black belt will be easy.

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