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The Victorian Web: An Overview The Keeping Quilt THE KEEPING QUILT By Patricia Polacco When my Great-Gramma Anna came to America, she wore the same thick overcoat and big boots she had worn for farm work. But her family weren’t dirt farmers anymore. Everyone was in a hurry, and it was so crowded, not like back home Russia. The only things she had left of backhome Russia were her dress and babushka she liked to throw up into the air when she was dancing. And her dress was getting too small. “We will make a quilt to help us always remember home.” And so it was. Anna grew up and fell in love with Great-Grandpa Sasha. When my Grandma Carle was born, Anna wrapped her daughter in the quilt to welcome her warmly into the world. Carle learned to keep the Sabbath and cook and clean and do washing. “Married you’ll be someday,” Anna told Carle, and . . . again the quilt became a wedding huppa; this time for Carle’s wedding to Grandpa George. Carle and George moved to a farm in Michigan and Great-Granma Anna came to live with them.

The Four Things Students Need to Create Good Book Trailers Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves. Much like a movie trailer that tries to get viewers to watch the full movie, a book trailer should give viewers just enough to be interested in the full story without giving away the conclusion to the story. If you have heard of book trailers and wanted to try having your create book trailers, here are the four things they'll need to get started after reading a book. A script/ outline: Before I let students start to assemble a video, I make them write a script or outline for the video. Images: Your students will want to use pictures in their videos to represent key elements and characters in the books they have read. It's not always possible for students to use images they own. Many of the aforementioned video editing tools offer sound effects too.

The ACT Writing Sample Essays - Test Preparation Sample Essay 5 Begin WRITING TEST Here It is no secret that today’s workforce no longer consists entirely of people. Rather, machines are being developed to complete many of the tasks which humans have traditionally done. This can greatly increase productivity and efficiency of simple, repetitive tasks. It is the popular view among companies which are moving toward automation that robots can do many tasks better than humans. Beyond these benefits for industry, some believe that machines will shape the future for the human race. There are those who are less enthusiastic about all this progress and advancement. Whether humans like it or not, machines are becoming more and popular in the workplace and are decreasing the need for humans to work those jobs. Sample Essay 6 Advances in technology have become so widely accepted in today’s culture that very few people are willing to pause to consider the consequences. Our careless use of automation has already taken a toll on our culture.

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives Session One Session Two Session Three Session Four Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of narratives (e.g., sequence, storytelling). back to top Session One Read a version of "The Three Little Pigs" to students. Session Two Review the definition of plot and plot structure from the previous session. Session Three Remind students of the goals and elements included in this project. Session Four

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