Apple Distinguished Educator Lawrence Reiff modernizes Shakespeare in the high-school classroom with “If Shakespeare Could Tweet.” His lesson helps students understand point of view using apps like iAnnotate and Notability to manipulate original text. Imagine students reducing Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be…” soliloquy to a 140-character tweet! They then move on to using iMovie to create a film, complete with voiceover soundtrack —or they can create a graphic novel using ComicLife.
I remember Lit Circles in the 8th grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not. So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
How humans have created stories through the ages in a nine-panel strip
Doris Lee (1905-1983, American), Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Oil on canvas, 42 x 24 in. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946, American) novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.
What I love about Tolkien's heroines are how, unlike heroines in modern literature, they are more virtuous and modest. I look up to them so much.// Thank you for giving me another reason to love these characters.