Postings by Shelley NiTuama

Sending out SOS! 4 Kids

Are you looking for something to do outdoors with your kids and/or students this summer?Read More »

“A William Faulkner Remembrance” July 6

“Wonder. Go on and wonder.”- William Faulkner, The Sound and the FuryRead More »

Walt Whitman on the Civil War - Notebooks, Prose, Poetry

Today we celebrate this beloved American poet born May 31, 1819. EDSITEment offers resources on Walt Whitman whose poetry and notebooks convey the Civil War in a most direct and poignant manner. Through his writing students gain insight into the human experience of suffering and grief in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War.Read More »

How popular is Emily Dickinson's Poetry with your students?

As we wind down National Poetry Month, I was wondering how your students are experiencing the poetry of Emily Dickinson? Do they find her 19th-century voice speaks to their concerns in the 21st century? Is her poetry pertinent today or do they consider it a quaint throw back to an earlier era? How do you approach the challenge of teaching Dickinson's unique style of verse?Here are couple of new features from EDSITEment that may open additional dimensions to the study of Emily Dickinson:Read More »

How do you teach tolerance for cultural differences in a classroom setting?

EDSITEment lesson: In My Other Life poses the question: What would it be like to grow up in another culture? One way to explore this question is through memoirs and novels. Now, with the Internet, you can offer your students an interactive means to venture outside the borders of their own experience to try on an alternative cultural identity.Read More »