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5 Cool Literature Sites You May Want to Visit This Year

5 Cool Literature Sites You May Want to Visit This Year
VirtualLit is an awesome site any teacher or a student who is interested in literature will love very much. VirtualLit is a step by step multimedia tutorial for a number of poems, novels, short stories and plays. Teaching Literature is a wiki dedicated to teaching literature. Another Teaching Literature site is full of links for your interests and can be bookmarked for future projects. Britlit is one of my favorite sites which I visit very often during the academic year. Story Toolz is an amazing site and a tool to play with literature. Related:  LiteratureReading Ideas

Books Photo: I have been an avid reader ever since I was little. I would safely call myself a bookworm. I remember spending hours in my room reading all sorts of books. My favourite books at the time were the Famous Five, Mallory Towers, the Naughtiest Girl, basically anything written by the legendary Enid Blyton. I also loved the Nancy Drew mysteries. Photo: The Bright Old Oak The love of reading and books has never left me. So, it is only natural for me to talk about my love of books and reading with my clients. I have two clients in particular with whom I can happily spend hours talking about books – Roberta and Elzbieta. What are you reading at the moment? Photo: The question is swiftly followed by an enthusiastic exchange of news. Genres In the non-fiction category, you will find genres like biography, art, photography, history, travel, food and wine, cookbooks, politics, business and finance and many more. Photo: Shanthi Like this:

Premium Harmony They’ve been married for ten years and for a long time everything was O.K.—swell—but now they argue. Now they argue quite a lot. It’s really all the same argument. It has circularity. He thinks it might be different if they’d had kids, but she couldn’t. They’re going to Wal-Mart for grass seed. “Then another year goes by and we’re still there,” she says. When she talks, Biz looks at her from his place in the back seat. “What do you think?” “We’re in it together, in case you forgot,” she says. “Penny wise and pound foolish,” he says. “A million times, from you.” He grunts. “And pull in at the Quik-Pik,” she says. “They have balls at Wal-Mart,” Ray says. “The ones at Quik-Pik are purple. “If there aren’t, we’ll stop at the Quik-Pik on the way back.” “It’ll be on the wrong side coming back,” she says—as if they are caught in a torrent of city traffic instead of rolling through an almost deserted little town where most of the stores are for sale. “They’re only ninety-nine cents,” she says.

What are the Fallacy Files? I began collecting and studying logical fallacies about twenty-five years ago, when I first became interested in logic. This collection took two forms: A collection of named fallacies—such as "ad hominem"—that is, types of bad reasoning which someone has thought distinctive and interesting enough to name and describe. This collection took the form, primarily, of the study and acquisition of books and articles on the named fallacies, especially textbooks and reference books. You can find individual files on the named fallacies via the Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies, or from the alphabetical index in the scroll bar to your left. Some years after I began to amass these files, I wondered just what I ought eventually to do with them, how best to organize the information within them, and in what form to make them available to others interested in fallacy studies. Praise for the Fallacy Files Contribute to the Fallacy Files Email Policy Advertisement Policy

103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading Pantomime Act out a scene you choose or the class calls out to you while up there. Dramatic monologue Create a monologue for a character in a scene. What are they thinking/feeling at that moment? Why? lire en langue étrangère selon Christian Puren Cet article reprend, complète et prolonge les réflexions entreprises lors des deux occasions suivantes : – un atelier d'une demi-journée sur le thème « Littérature et perspective actionnelle » avec des enseignants de langues et directeurs d'établissements de l'instruction publique suisse du canton de Genève, Genève, le 23 novembre 2011 ; – une intervention lors du Colloque « De l’album au texte : quelles stratégies pour l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues vivantes de la maternelle à l’université ? », Laboratoire Textes et Cultures, Université d’Artois, Arras, le 17 février 2012. Il se situe dans le prolongement direct de mon article publié en 2006 sur la même thématique, que l’on pourra donc (re)lire avant de lire le présent texte: 2006e. « Explication de textes et perspective actionnelle : la littérature entre le dire scolaire et le faire social ». - Speech Bubble Photos Within Seconds Teaching materials: using literature in the EFL/ ESL classroom By Lindsay Clandfield An article discussing ways to use literature in the EFL/ESL classroom. Literature has been a subject of study in many countries at a secondary or tertiary level, but until recently has not been given much emphasis in the EFL/ESL classroom. It has only been since the 1980s that this area has attracted more interest among EFL teachers. What is literature? literature / noun 1. stories, poems, and plays, especially those that are considered to have value as art and not just entertainment (c) Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2003 Many authors, critics and linguists have puzzled over what literature is. Before doing any study of a literary text with your learners, one idea would be to ask them what they think literature is. Why use literature? There are many good reasons for using literature in the classroom. Literature is authentic material. Different models of teaching literature in class The cultural model views a literary text as a product. DIY literature lesson plan Using poems

Uchronies : et si ... ? « Le nez de Cléopâtre : s’il eût été plus court, toute la face du monde aurait changé. » Pascal L’Uchronie, c’est simple. Le mot uchronie est un néologisme formé par le philosophe Charles RENOUVIER en 1857 et illustré dans son ouvrage révisé en 1876, Uchronie, l’utopie dans l’Histoire. , Le mot est forgé sur le modèle d’« utopie », pour désigner l’histoire recommencée, celle qui s’exprime en général par « Et si ... ? » Mais, l’uchronie existait avant qu’on ne lui donne un nom, puisqu’en 1836 Louis GEOFFROY avait écrit un livre intitulé Napoléon apocryphe, dans lequel il imaginait que Napoléon n’avait pas été défait en Russie et qu’il finissait par instaurer la monarchie universelle. En conséquence, la proposition d’Histoire alternative, selon Denis GUIOT, prend pour point de départ un nœud de l’histoire, aussi désigné sous les termes d’événement fondateur ou de date de divergence. mais ça peut devenir très compliqué ! Il existe de nombreuses façons de classer les uchronies.

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Literature is Great Introduction This lesson is about literature, with a focus on the UK. It develops the students’ ability to speak in long turns and use idioms, which originate from the works of Shakespeare. Cognitive processing reading skills are also developed through speed reading an authentic text based on the life of Charles Dickens. The students’ own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussions. Topic Literature Level Time 90 minutes Aims To give a short presentation about a book/novel that the student has read.To practise using idioms which originate from Shakespeare’s work (speaking and writing).To develop the ability to read quickly by accessing information about the life of Charles Dickens and finding as many facts as possible. Materials Lesson plan: download lesson plan Worksheets: download worksheet By Amanda Wilson The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

10 Uchronies incontournables Genre à part dans la littérature, la science fiction a son histoire et ses chefs d’oeuvres. Voici une petite liste de dix uchronies incontournables. Attention, cette liste est non-exhaustive ! Il existe bien d’autres uchronies de qualité mais vous pouvez piocher dans ceux-ci en toute confiance. Pavane de Keith Roberts Dans ce livre, Keith Roberts raconte à travers sept nouvelles les conséquences au XXème siècle de la conquête de l’Angleterre par les navires catholiques espagnols de l’Invincible Armada après l’assassinat de la Reine Elisabeth en 1558. Orage en Terre de France de Michel Pagel Avec Orage en Terre de France, Michel Pagel a imaginé que la Guerre de cent ans joue les prolongations jusqu’au XXème siècle. Darwinia de Robert Charles Wilson Printemps 1912 : en une seule nuit toute l’Europe disparaît pour être remplacée par une terre totalement sauvage. Le maître du haut château de Philip K.Dick La Séparation de Christopher Priest Remarquable ! Tancrède d’Ugo Bellagamba Jérôme Vincent

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