The New York Times Learning Blog
You know how it feels when you accidently stumple upon something great? Well, for me, The New York Times Learning Blog is one such instance. Here you'll find valuable articles for just about any subject, revision/editing quizzes with immediate feedback, and archives ripe for exploration.
Your challenge for this week, as you can imagine, is to peruse this site.
1. Take a few grammar quizzes (there's an archive of those). Keep in mind the quizzes are updated on Fridays, too!
2. Read a few articles that spark your interest.
3. Tell us what you did by responding to this blog.
Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" holds an important message if you take the time to analyze it. Listen to the excerpt from The Outsiders and try to find the meaning behind this short but effective poem.
Let's face it. We all don't like the same things! That idea is hard for teachers because we desperately want you to like what we're doing in class. Of course, that's impossible! However, there is one website that gives all students freedom of choice - Tween Tribune.
Maybe, just maybe, you'll find an article there that sparks your interest. When you do, as always, follow these guidelines:
A. Identify the text you selected.
B. Discuss the challenge question.
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.