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Edutopia: Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise

by¬†Caroline Trull¬†High School English teacher in North Carolina Students are taught that a closing paragraph should accomplish three things: Restate an essay’s thesis Summarize main points Provide a finished feel In response to this information, young writers often exhibit confusion. … Continue reading

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Using Music to Bring Life to Poetry

Lorie Witkop, Yahoo! Contributor Network As it came time to teach the eleventh grade English curriculum’s required poetry unit, I looked for ways to bring the poetry alive for the students. I certainly found Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” intrinsically … Continue reading

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First let me say thank you to Felicia Day for posting the link below on her twitter feed. It was great fun to read but then I got to thinking-What could be a better unit that Dickens, HG Wells, and … Continue reading

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