Closer Readings +

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. 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 »

Celebrate the Freedom to Read! Banned Books Week: Sep 24th - Oct 1st

Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Library Association among other organizations devoted to the freedom of speech and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.Read More »

Viaja con EDSITEment / Travel with EDSITEment

Las vacaciones de verano y los viajesCon el verano, llegan los viajes, las vacaciones, los paseos y la exploración... Con EDSITEment, explora parte de la historia de los Estados Unidos y de México, únete al viaje Camino Real de Tierra Adentro: hermosos sitios históricos que documentan la herencia hispana en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos con EDSITEment, La Misión de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción:Read More »
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