Blogs tagged "Literature"

Notes from NCTE 2014: Stories as Landscapes of Knowing

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, "Apollo Pursuing Daphne" c. 1755/1760
This past weekend seven thousand English teachers, professors, and scholars from across the country converged on National Harbor in Washington, D.C., to explore the many dimensions of story as the landscape of knowing—story as literary and informational text; story as cross-disciplinary collaborations; story as multiple literacies and genres; story as memory and identity; story as teacher knowledge and research; story as community and culture, story as marginalization; and story as resistance. Read More »
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Picturing America in My Classrooms

Picturing America website
Jay Peledge teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies (ancient civilizations) for Lincoln, MA public schools at the Hanscom Middle School on Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Read More »
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Reawakening Imagination with Fantasy Literature

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides.”—C.S. LewisThe success of The Chronicles of Narnia film series testifies to the popularity of fantasy literature. The next installment in the works is an adaptation of The Silver Chair, the fourth of C.S. Lewis’s seven novel series and a fine example of otherworldly literature.Read More »
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Teaching Science and Shakespeare

A 19th-century actor playing Shakespeare's Hamlet
Do you struggle to incorporate STEM into your humanities subject? For you—or for a STEM colleague—the challenge of getting students up to the task of college and career readiness includes addressing their ability to apply reading, writing, and listening skills across disciplines, as well as recognize the content-based connections to which those skills apply. The Common Core English Language Arts/Literacy Standards recognizes this challenge.Read More »
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Walking the line with Robert Frost in the annual spring task — "Mending Wall"

SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall,That sends the frozen-ground-swell under itAnd spills the upper boulders in the sun;And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.Read More »