COMPLETE COLLECTION OF POEMS BY RUDYARD KIPLING Kipling gained renown throughout the world as a poet and storyteller. He was also known as a leading supporter of the British Empire. As apparent from his stories and poems, Kipling interested himself in the romance and adventure which he found in Great Britain's colonial expansion. Kipling was born on Dec.30, 1865, in Bombay, where his father directed an art school. He learned Hindi from his nurse, and he also learned stories of jungle animals. 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom . However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on . That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. Also in that time span some of the resources on the list have shut down. So it's time to update the list.
MAPS In stock late June for fall 2014 adoption. The Modern American Poetry Site is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern and contemporary American poetry. Started as a multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), MAPS has grown over the past decade to more than 30,000 pages of biographies, critical essays, syllabi and images relating to 161 poets. Criticism can be viewed through the classic list of poets and through the new poet search page, where poets can be searched alphabetically, chronologically by birth date, by race/ethnicity, and by group/school of poetry.
Times Books About The Times Book Club Every week different Times writers will deliver their verdicts on the title under discussion. We started it all off with One Day by David Nicholls - a novel which simply grew and grew in popularity. Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies - The Atlantic At one time or another, when face-to-face with a poem, most everyone has been perplexed. The experience of reading a poem itself is as likely to turn us off, intellectually or emotionally, as it is to move us. Unless patronized by celebrities, set to music, accompanied by visuals, or penned by our own children, poems do a terrible job of marketing themselves. All those ragged lines and affected white spaces make them appear as though they should be treated only as pieces of solemn art. Look but don’t get too close, and definitely don’t touch. But what if the fine art of reading poetry isn’t so fine after all?
Awesome Teacher Leaders These educators are guiding development of our next-generation website scheduled to launch in August—complete with classroom management tools, more stories, more images, summaries of stories, and more! Awesome Teacher Leaders will provide online webinars to demonstrate use of story, primary sources, and media to support the common core, support schools implementing Awesome Stories with onsite training, and spread the word with their schools and districts. Read more about each of these leaders by clicking below: Gladys Baya, ESL Teacher Specialized in ICT, Buenos Aires, Argentina Judy Bee, Associate Director, Teaching with Primary Sources at Illinois State University, Library of Congress, Midwest Region, Normal, IL
Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass: Revising Himself The publication of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass in 1855 was the debut of a masterpiece that shifted the course of American literary history. Refreshing and bold in both theme and style, the book underwent many revisions over Whitman's lifetime, becoming an ever-transforming kaleidoscope of poems. This exhibition traces the different occupations and preparations that led Whitman to become the author of Leaves of Grass, as well as his subsequent evolution as a poet.
May's reading group: The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, it's safe to say, is a very good book. Do we need more excuse to read it? Well, unless you haven't travelled on public transport recently, been to the cinema or turned on your TV, you're probably aware that anew Hollywood adaptation of the book is coming out at the end of May, which seems like an excellent reason to pick up the actual source novel again. Or maybe even for the first time, if you're one of those people lucky enough to still have in store the joy of first visiting West Egg, to first read on after those intriguing opening lines: "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."