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ToposText – a Reference Tool for Greek Civilization. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. Understanding the Types of Conflicts in Literature with Examples. A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Fairy Tale. A curious introduction to a classic fairy story.

A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Fairy Tale

Cs.cmu. This book contains 209 tales collected by the brothers Grimm.


The exact print source is unknown. The etext appears to be based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called Grimm's Household Tales, but it is not identical to her edition. (Some of the translations are slightly different, the arrangement also differs, and the Grimm's scholarly notes are not included.) The etext received by the Universal Library did not include story titles. They have been restored in this edition, based on Hunt's titles. The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know.

A Guide to 'Pride and Prejudice' Retellings. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a much-loved classic novel must be in want of retelling, and so we put together a list of 10 of the best retellings and variations of Jane Austen’s timeless Pride and Prejudice, along with their publisher descriptions.

A Guide to 'Pride and Prejudice' Retellings

(And if you’re not a fan of 18th century literature, don’t worry — we have a book for every type of reader!) For Sweet Romance Lovers Haunting Mr Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory What happens to the happily ever after when the ever after has already happened? A “spirited” courtship indeed! Which Dystopia Will Donald Trump's Presidency Most Resemble? Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on, and is reposted here with permission.

Which Dystopia Will Donald Trump's Presidency Most Resemble?

Humans have always used fiction as one of our primary means of understanding the world, and never more so than in times of crisis, when we are desperate both for guidance and the comforting sense of order imparted by narrative structure. Today, as Donald Trump is inaugurated as president, I find myself thinking of the dystopian books and movies that may prove to be prescient during his time in office. Is it actually ironic? 3 TED-Ed Lessons on irony. How many times have you heard the phrase “That’s so ironic,” and wondered, “Wait … is it?”

Is it actually ironic? 3 TED-Ed Lessons on irony

The term is used a lot in our cultural vocabulary and often incorrectly. In response to this confusion, TED-Ed Educator Christopher Warner wanted to set the record straight: What is irony? How is it used in everyday language or as a dramatic device? Is rain on your wedding day truly ironic? Why is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" considered a masterpiece? - James Earle. Special thanks to Sarah Rosenthal for lending her expertise to this script.

Why is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" considered a masterpiece? - James Earle

You can see Sarah's TED-Ed lesson on abstract expressionism here. Though Vermeer has become a popular painter today, he was relatively unknown in his lifetime. Recently, however, there has been plenty of strong research and interesting documentaries including Tim’s Vermeer to expand our knowledge of Vermeer’s techniques.

The Mauritshuis Museum also has plenty of resources to help your research as well. Ready to Brainstorm? Activities for Literature. Rhetorical Analysis Walkthrough. The SIFT Method for Literature Analysis. The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know. Mr.Dickes. J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording. By Maria Popova In the summer of 1952, sixty-year-old J.R.R.

J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording

Tolkien (January 3, 1892–September 2, 1973) encountered a tape recorder for the first time, which resulted in some wonderful archival audio of the beloved author reading from The Hobbit. So enchanted was Tolkien with this novel technology that he proceeded to record himself reading much of his work over the years to come. Reader Eugene F. Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme in Fiction. Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme These short stories are excellent for teaching theme in fiction.

Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme in Fiction

Use the accompanying writing lesson ideas to engage students. Teaching Theme the Hard Way The Short Stories for Teaching Theme Bundle contains five complete short story units. Compcolts - English Curriculum Resources. Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach.

compcolts - English Curriculum Resources

Get it on the web or iPad! Guest. Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: Literary Devices: Free Handout and Link to New Publication. What’s the Confusion all About?

Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: Literary Devices: Free Handout and Link to New Publication

Over the years, my students have come to sessions seeking help with literary devices. They have expressed confusion over the terms: literary devices, literary terms, literary elements and figurative language, and they also struggle with the many definitions. What are Literary Devices, Literary Terms, Literary Elements and Figurative Language? Literaturedaydreams: 20 verbs for analytical writing. Teaching Literary Analysis. Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills.

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler. Writing in Literature. These OWL resources will help you write about literature and poetry. This section contains resources on literary terms, literary theory and schools of criticism, as well as resources on writing book reviews. Literary Periods Timeline. Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources. Definition and Examples of Literary Terms. Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources. Odysseus' Journey. A story map. Halloween Classics. Illustration by Harry Clarke Halloween gives us the opportunity to go beyond arts and crafts and use the holiday as an excuse to dive into some classic suspenseful stories.

Luckily, many of these stories are in the public domain. Most of these are probably most suitable for middle and high school. I put the word count so you can get an idea for pacing. But, remember, you don’t have to read an entire story. Short Stories Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart (~2,000 words) is short enough to print on one sheet of paper. From Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, The Horrors of the Heights is a supernatural tale involving a pilot trying to reach an altitude past 30,000 feet (~6,500 words). Great Expectations Summary and Cliff Notes. Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes. Our Summary of Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is a story about the mask of happiness.

Characters within the story structure their lives around their need for comfort and safety. Guy Montag, the main character of the story, is thirty years old; to maintain the integrity of the town, he burns books that he believes are dangerous to the minds of the citizens. He is married to Mildred, who lives in the television set; to ensure that she doesn't miss any of her shows, she makes certain that each wall has a television set attached to it. The Kite Runner Summary and Cliff Notes. Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes. William Shakespeare bases the title character of his famous play, Macbeth, off of an actual Scottish king. Animal Farm Summary and Cliff Notes. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. Call of the Wild. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Table of Contents. Untitled. 20 Ways to Use Comics In Your Classroom. Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell. Danteworlds. Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables -

Mark Twain's Mississippi. Sigma Tau Delta - Literary Hit Parade. List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors. 2 Literary Criticism. Anthology of English Literature.