background preloader

Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008

Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008
Related:  Short StoriesLiteracy

"The Story of an Hour" Kate Chopin (1894) Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death. It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband's friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard's name leading the list of "killed." She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. There were patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window. Now her bosom rose and fell tumultuously. "Free!

Phrasalstein Tablet Après le succès du lancement de la Phrasal Verb Machine, voici maintenant Phrasalstein, l’application définitive qui va vous aider à vous débarrasser une fois pour toutes de vos craintes concernant les horribles verbes à particule. Cette fois-ci, notre vedette est le Docteur Phrasalstein qui, avec l’aide de ses amis, va vous apprendre 100 verbes à particule en utilisant des animations inspirées par le genre « film d’horreur » classique, avec une touche d’humour et d’ironie… Vous trouverez 60 des 100 animations au total dans cette première version de l’App. Les quarante restantes seront bientôt à votre disposition avec la prochaine mise à jour et l’App continuera, bien sûr, d’être gratuite. Il est fréquent que les verbes à particule aient plus d’une signification. Pour les exemples que nous avons sélectionnés, nous avons utilisé la signification la plus usuelle et la plus connue pour certains, mais des significations plus obscures pour d’autres.

The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin, characters, setting From “The Story of an Hour”: “There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” Read the story online or in a PDFCharactersTime and placeThemesWhen the story was written and publishedQuestions and answersWhat scholars sayA graphic short storyAccurate textsArticles and book chapters about the storyBooks that discuss the story Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” online and in print You can read the story in our accurate online text. In the middle of the story, many online versions’ sentence reads, “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.” “The Story of an Hour” characters Louise MallardBrently Mallard: husband of LouiseJosephine: sister of LouiseRichards; friend of Brently Mallard “The Story of an Hour” time and place The story is set in the late nineteenth century in the home of Louise Mallard. Mayer, Gary H.

Spellbee! SpellBEE is a new kind of spelling activity. Each time you play, you will be able to choose a partner and play a word game with them. It's fun! You can even call up a friend and play Spellbee with them! Learn more... A member site of The Story of an Hour Summary Because Louise Mallard suffers from a heart condition, her sister Josephine gently and carefully gives her the news of her husband’s death. Mr. Richards, a close friend of her husband, Brentley Mallard, and the first to learn of the tragic railroad accident that claimed Mallard’s life, has accompanied Josephine to help soften what they know will be a cruel blow. Louise falls, sobbing, into her sister’s arms, then retreats upstairs to her room. Josephine, who begs Louise to let her in, would be shocked if she knew what thoughts were racing through her sister’s mind. Indeed, although she initially hesitates to admit to herself that she is not distressed, she begins to repeat one word: “free.” Finally, she yields to her sister’s repeated pleas to unlock her bedroom door.

Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution Reader Erika Chapman tipped me off to an excellent site called Literably. It allows students to read a text and have it automatically assessed for accuracy and words-per-minute speed. Plus, and this is what was most surprising to me, it also provides a fairly accurate indentification of student errors — in other words, what word they said instead of the word in the text. It’s extraordinarily easy to use. As I have already mentioned, the site seems remarkably accurate based on my testing, and I’ll have my students try it out later today. I’ve previously posted about how I have had students record their reading of the same text several times during the year as a self-assessment, using tools from The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English list. And, now, for my cautions…. A words per minute number can be dangerous if students are just racing through the words. I’m adding Literably to several “The Best” lists, including: The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

"The Story of an Hour"--study text Webtext prepared by Ann Woodlief; click on the marked phrases for notes And yet she had loved him--sometimes. Often she had not. But Richards was too late. Student discussion after first reading of the story Exploring the story Web Sites on Kate Chopin What Are Modifiers? A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause which functions as an adjective or an adverb to describe a word or make its meaning more specific. Modifiers can play the roles of adjectives or adverbs. Modifiers As Adjectives When a modifier is an adjective, it modifies a noun or a pronoun. (In these examples, the modifiers are shaded, and the words being modified are bold). Lee caught a small mackerel. When a modifier is an adverb, it modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Lee accidentally caught a small whelk. Read more about adjective phrases.Read more about adjective clauses.Read more about adverbial clauses.Read more about adjective phrases.

Writing tips for teens | Book Trust In this section you'll find the best writing tips, illustrated with examples from some of the most popular books for teenagers and young adults! Look out for: Tips on writing fiction (and how to create great characters, an exciting plot, believable dialogure and including diversity)Next steps: what to do when you've finished your first draft or want get published.Fan fiction (tips, ideas to get started with, a glossary of terms, and a list of useful links around the web)Writers on writingEverything you need to know about short stories Writing fiction Everything you need to know about creating great characters, crafting a plot, including diversity and how to write realistic dialogue. Next steps Here are our tips for taking your writing to the next level: find out how to edit your first draft, what agents do and how to go about getting published. Fan fiction Discover how to start writing fan fiction, where to go on the web, a glossary of terms, and more! Writers' writing tips

NAPLAN 2010 Teaching Strategies NAPLAN 2010 Teaching Strategies Linking NAPLAN 2010 to the Curriculum The teaching strategies in this site provide support to teachers and enable explicit links from the assessment to the curriculum. The website is divided into Numeracy and Literacy. Browser compatibilities This site is compatible with Internet Explorer 6 and above, Firefox 3 and above, and Safari 4 and above. Reporting problems To report broken links or any other functional problem in the site, please send an email to Site content as pdf Each teaching strategy has the option of "print as pdf" by clicking this icon on the teaching strategy pages: For each strategy, this button accesses a pdf of all the teaching strategies for the particular strand. To download the numeracy or literacy sections of this site in their entirety in pdf form, refer here