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patsy everett replied to Ryan Goble's discussion TED-ED: The poet who painted with his words in the group Poets & Writers
"This is lovely! For anyone interested, here's Il Pleut/It's Raining as read in the…"
Apr 6, 2016
patsy everett replied to patsy everett's discussion iPad Translation Apps? in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"Awesome suggestions! Thank you! I'll look into them."
Apr 13, 2015
Danielle Horne replied to patsy everett's discussion iPad Translation Apps? in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"hi - Language Perfect is great for just vocab activities. Although it was developed in New Zealand for people learning a language other than English, it has expanded for ELL. You can select both the base language and the language being learnt. I…"
Apr 13, 2015
patsy everett added a discussion to the group Modern Languages & ELL
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iPad Translation Apps?

I teach in a suburban high school with a small ELL population. I am an English teacher, but am co-teaching with the ELL teacher for three ELL (Spanish) students who are quite fluent in English. We just got a freshman who speaks no English and we only have six weeks before summer break! The district provided him with an iPad and I was wondering if there were any good Spanish/English apps that anyone knew of: translation, or otherwise. Google Translate (as we all know) doesn't cut it.I bet I…See More
Apr 13, 2015
patsy everett replied to Frank W. Baker's discussion RESOURCE: Teaching Mockingbird in the group American Literature
"This is very, very cool.  I wish we hadn't just finished Mockingbird!"
Dec 2, 2014
patsy everett added a discussion to the group Making Shakespeare Pop!
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Shakespeare in Modern Culture: Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope

I hope I'm not repeating someone else's post: I came across this while looking for something fun and lighthearted to do with my science fiction class: http://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370Episodes IV, V, and VI are all represented.  I've only looked at the book preview pages, but it seems to allude to many different Shakespeare plays and character tropes (R2-D2 seems…See More
Feb 25, 2014
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Making Shakespeare Pop!

The most famous pop phenom is everywhere in modern culture & classrooms.See More
Feb 25, 2014
patsy everett replied to Lisa Carothers's discussion QUESTION: Any ideas for teaching groundbreaking sitcoms of the 70's in an American literature class? in the group Teach with Moving Images
"If you wanted to expose students to the pop culture of the 1970s, there's Match Game.  It's a game show, and might not be appropriate, so you'd definitely want to screen the episodes carefully before picking one.  It…"
Sep 4, 2013
patsy everett replied to Carol Azizian's discussion QUESTION: Making Huck Finn Pop? in the group High School English Teachers Rock!
"It's been a few years and I don't have my 10th grade stuff with me, so I can't give you the exact chapters or specific moments that I did this with, but... 1. Around the time Huck is running with the Duke and the King (swindling…"
Apr 21, 2012
patsy everett joined Ashley Tabron's group
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High School English Teachers Rock!

This group is for all high school english teachers to share ideas, lesson plans, and any other resources that will help each other!See More
Apr 21, 2012
Ryan Goble replied to patsy everett's discussion Crucible Help (reply to Kelly Taormina-Keller's comment) in the group American Literature
"Mark - tnx for the update!"
Sep 26, 2011
Mark Smith replied to patsy everett's discussion Crucible Help (reply to Kelly Taormina-Keller's comment) in the group American Literature
Sep 26, 2011
patsy everett replied to Ryan Goble's discussion NYT: Dangerous White Stereotypes in 'The Help' in the group American Literature
"There's a film review by Howie Movshovitz on Colorado Public Radio that's pretty scathing.  I wouldn't try to share it with students, but provides some talking points if you're reading/debating the book with your…"
Sep 2, 2011
Kalyn Perkins replied to patsy everett's discussion Crucible Help (reply to Kelly Taormina-Keller's comment) in the group American Literature
"The Crucible / Puritan Wife Swap!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk0hE4IdVQs&feature=player_embedded   This is a great way to introduce Puritan beliefs before reading. Very funny. "
Jun 27, 2011
Kalyn Perkins replied to patsy everett's discussion Crucible Help (reply to Kelly Taormina-Keller's comment) in the group American Literature
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VldLA280hZ4&feature=player_embedded#at=45   Lady Gaga on trial in Salem.  (Clip starts around 35 seconds) "
Jun 27, 2011
patsy everett replied to Melissa L's discussion QUESTION: your best examples of.....IRONY? in the group American Literature
"For dramatic irony we always talk about talk shows (ala Jerry Springer and Maury Povich) and slasher movies.  The audience always knows why the person is really on the talk show (about to find out she's pregnant with her best friend's…"
May 17, 2011

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High School Teacher
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
english: freshman, 10 american lit, 12 sci-fi, creative writing

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