November 2011 Blog Posts

November 29th a delightful time to celebrate two favorite American novelists!

"November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year," said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden."That's the reason I was born in it," observed Jo pensively, quite unconscious of the blot on her nose."If something very pleasant should happen now, we should think it a delightful month," said Beth, who took a hopeful view of everything, even November. Read More »

"one of the best aids I've ever seen to teach kids to read critically"

One of the teachers we follow on Twitter posted a link to a PDF by Harvard University librarians to help their students learn how to develop critical readings skills essential to doing well in college.http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/sixreadinghabitsRead More »
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Notes from NCTE ~ Reading the Past, Writing the Future!

NCTE Annual ConventionThis week NCTE is celebrating its 100th anniversary conference in the city of its birth - Chicago, "The City of Big Shoulders." See our EDSITEment Lesson on the Carl Sandburg’s 1916 “Chicago” one of the best known poems of 20th century American literature: Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive and our Launchpad designed to guideRead More »