Blogs tagged "Literature"

What’s up with the Distinction between Literature and Informational Texts?

Eileen Murphy Buckley is the founder of ThinkCERCA, the author of 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing (NCTE, 2011), and is a former teacher and administrator in Chicago Public Schools.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

A Raisin in the Sun: A Milestone in American Theatre

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, premiered on Broadway on this day March 11th 1959. Never before had so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen onstage.—James BaldwinRead More »

Analyzing the American Dream for Common Core: "A Raisin in the Sun"

scene from the play A Raisin in the Sun
Never before had so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen onstage.—James BaldwinRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

“A William Faulkner Remembrance” July 6

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

How do you teach civility in your classroom? Now with links to resources

Civility and its related idea of tolerance seem to be essential virtues in a liberal democracy. However being virtues they do not automatically spring up in young people. They need to be carefully inculcated by parents, caregivers and teachers. How do you go about inculcating them in your clasroom?Further thoughts. I've been looking around the web and found these resourcesRead More »
Categories no categories