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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 March 3, 2010 at 8:23pm
Here are two Chicago based theatre groups:
http://www.kidworkstheatre.org/
and maybe http://www.cptt.org/
Comment by Sean on March 3, 2010 at 7:00pm
Shoot! There's a New York-based group that came to my last school that did a live play/musical performance on bullying. It was amazing. I'll let you know when I remember who they were.
Comment by Susan on March 3, 2010 at 6:56pm
I am looking for a traveling theater group to perform a play or musical for seventh graders this spring. Does anyone have a suggestions?
Thanks!
Comment by Ryan Goble on January 25, 2010 at 3:04pm
check out the new graphic novel blogroll & comics creation software links above the discussion forum in the Comics group - we're building a pretty impressive set of resources written by MC POPPERS!
Comment by Ryan Goble on January 25, 2010 at 2:45pm
Helen - thank you so much for sharing that resource!!! I'll tag this on to the old Crucible post!

RRG:)
Comment by Helen on January 22, 2010 at 2:47pm
Thought I would share a resource for your students that helps them get background knowledge, review what they have read, or get another view of what the book is about in 60 second segments. Most of the books listed above are part of the 60 second library.
Check out the quick recaps for The Crucible:
http://www.60secondrecap.com/library/the-crucible/
Comment by Ryan Goble on January 21, 2010 at 10:54am
Sarah, thank you for joining this group. You only have to comment on what you want to comment on :) Be excellent:)

RRG:)
Comment by Sarah Lavery on January 20, 2010 at 4:38pm
This group looks interesting... but if i have to comment on the crucible... i'm unjoinin.
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 29, 2009 at 2:29pm
Hey Everyone,

You might find this post CONTEST: Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest in the http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/poetrypeople">Poets and Writers group of interest!
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 28, 2009 at 11:22am
Hey America Lit People...

You might want to jump into this discussion in Adolescent Literature...

DISCUSSION: If you liked Twilight, you might read...
 

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