The newsletter of Web English Teacher
March 23, 2015
The Folger Shakespeare Library has long been a good friend to teachers by providing wonderful online resources and the famous Shakespeare Set Free series. Now they are asking for your help. They need to know how best to support our classroom efforts. Please take a few moments to complete this survey . As a thank-you, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card.
The Mark Twain Home in Hannibal, MO, is offering a seminar on Twain and the Common Core July 6-10.
Added: an analysis of who edited Wikipedia information, how their edits changed the information presented, and how specific editors can be traced. A good article for how information can be shaped to fit an agenda.
New links for Song and Dance Man .
New links to the Disney movie trailer and to "A Cinderella Story," which discusses the origins of the story and its variations throughout time and cultures.
New link: 20 Embarrassing Phrases Even Smart People Misuse, with examples of common phrases corrected and explained.
6 new links for teaching The Poisonwood Bible .
Activities to support the teaching of Edward Lear poetry with a particular focus on "The Jumblies." 6 pages, includes text of poem.
Text to Text includes a passage from the novel paired with an op-ed essay about a 16-year-old woman who was assaulted by a classmate. It includes a video of Anderson reading a poem compiled from letters readers have sent her about the book. It also includes a 2-minute movie trailer.
The value of teaching students to doubt: http://t.co/Oo67zbkkp0— Web English Teacher (@webenglishteach) March 16, 2015
Could your students make/draw one of these? What settings would they use and why? Writing prompt, literacy history. pic.twitter.com/nHo4bICiVZ— Web English Teacher (@webenglishteach) March 12, 2015