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American Literature

For teachers of American Lit who want to MC Pop! FYI: it is a still from the film adaptation of the Secret Life of Bees - that film is extra pop because it features singer/actors Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson!

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Here are links to text/author resources from discussions forums thus far:

• Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451 1, 2
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter 1, 2
• Lee, Harper - To Kill A Mockingbird 1, 2
• Miller, Arthur - The Crucible 1, Death of A Salesman 1
• Poe, Edgar Allan - General Resources 1
• Salinger, J.D. - Cather in the Rye 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
• Steinbeck, John - Of Mice and Men1
• Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer
• Vonnegut, Kurt - "Little Drops of Water" 1

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Comment by Ryan Goble on February 1, 2011 at 8:59pm
Jennifer - this is a great resource - please consider moving your wall post up above us BECAUSE (drum roll) that way your question has a URL and a "reply feature."

Unfortunately, big ideas on the comment wall (here) are not easy to respond to and get buried over time.

When you post a ? or resource in a special interest group discussion forum - your "affinity group" peeps can give you feedback. Also, because diss forum posts have URLs it will be archived AND I can broadcast the question to the whole Ning for the Week in Review!

Thanks for sharing that great work - I'm sure people will want to comment on it if you post it above! Please share more cool resources when you can!

Ryan
Comment by Jennifer Pust on February 1, 2011 at 5:52pm

 RE: Gatsby and Facebook

We had our students do a similar project last year, creating a Facebook newsfeed for the characters.  My sample for reviewing Ch 8, another sample covering several chapters, and directions are attached.  Enjoy!

GatsbyFacebookFeed.doc

NewsFeed%20Assignment-1.doc

Gatsby%20News%20Feed%20images-2.doc

 

Comment by Ryan Goble on January 15, 2011 at 2:14pm

Hi Everyone, I just added a Daily Show video on Huck Finn to an earlier post (above).  I watch Colbert and the Daily show on demand when I'm doing the bottle feeding so sometimes I miss a beat until a week or two later.

 

RRG:)

 

Comment by Ryan Goble on October 22, 2010 at 8:59pm
Linda - if you develop the idea (in terms of wanting to skype about a book or having cross school presentations or something) you could post it as a Croudsource ? above in the discussion forum and I can broadcast your idea to the whole membership!
Comment by Linda Hoffman on October 22, 2010 at 10:49am
I would love to SKYPE with another high school class reading American literature. Ideas?
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 13, 2010 at 9:18am
Lindsay - do you know about FetchBook.com - it is a great site for comparative book shopping (includes Amazon mktplace)
Here is a link to that search.
Comment by Lindsay Lombardi on September 13, 2010 at 9:13am
I'm looking for a copy of "Killings" by Andre Dubus...anyone know a website where I can find a copy?

thanks!
Comment by Kelly Farrow on July 24, 2010 at 7:18pm
Two great groups you might be interested if you serve an urban population or have lots of kids who enjoy Street Lit:
http://phatfiction.wikispaces.com/ - A great Street Lit wiki
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3190483 - A LinkedIn group for those interested in Street Lit
Comment by Ryan Goble on April 20, 2010 at 2:40pm
Hey Lori - sounds great - if you copy and paste your info above in the discussion forum the info can have a URL so we can highlight your student's work in the week in Review. Comment wall stuff tends to be harder for folks to find and it gets buried over time. Thanks for sharing! Ryan:)
Comment by Lori Dunn-Reier on April 20, 2010 at 2:29pm
Great Gatsby and Facebook -- I wanted to pass on a site to you that one of my juniors, Matt Bruggeman, set up on Facebook as a project for Gatsby. He created a page that you can search for on FB under "Gatsby Memorial Project." He has created profiles with email addresses and passwords for the main characters in the novel. He has then started posting comments from each of the characters through chapter 2. He is inviting others to "friend" each of the characters. He is planning on moderating this for awhile himself, and then he's turning it over to me. Great way to teach point of view and tone!! This is a great project to have your students join or to model one of their own after. The students in my class love it!
 

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