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Online Tools Literary Fun Teacher Materials PowerPoints

xAnimoto -- online movie construction, combining photos, video clips andmusic
xGlogster -- online posters with photos and video
xLife Online -- timeline tool using your own photos or theirs to create customized timleines.
xNewspaper Tool -- create a newspaper image from own text
xPrezi -- online non-liner presentation tool
xProjects That Pop (multiple project ideas with explanations and links) from Frisco ISD TX
xScrapblog -- online scrapbooking site
xStoryboard.That -- Amazing use of storyboard creator. Hero's Journey is the best.
xStoryTools -- includes 50+ online resources for student work. Better than Wow!
xToonDoo -- online cartoon creation
xWix -- free Flash website builder
xWordle-- creates “word clouds” from text you provide. Print as .pdf Tagxedo even allows you to choose the shape of your “word cloud.”

x60 Second Recap -- Short witty versions of great literature
xBook-a-Minute -- Mini versions of the classics
x The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler inspires writing by personifying abstract qualities
xBulwer-Lytton Contest -- the famous “it was a dark and stormy night” contest
xCalendar of Literary Facts -- birthdays, firsts, publishing and performance information
xFind a Grave -- locations, inscriptions, even pictures of the famous departed
xHaiku Generator -- totally random yet weirdly sensible
x Learn Out Loud and Loud Lit -- free audio files
xLibrary of Congress Educator Resources -- Primary Source Sets and Teacher Analysis Guides are especially useful.
xOne Book One College -- site provides links to all-school reads
xShakespearean Insulter -- taunt someone with real insults from Shakespeare

x Don Pogebra’s Quixotic Pedagogue is a gorgeous and useful website with generous shared material.
x Ronnie Campagna’s DropBox is a wealth of materials. Please download; do not delete or move.
x Jerry Brown’s website has buried treasure, well worth seeking.
x Keenan Hart’s free Prompts to Publishing -- daily prompts for Middle School, Intermediate, and English Language learners.

xOne Book, One College: Common Reading Programs -- List maintained by Barbara Fister (last updated in 2013).

xVoice Lessons PowerPoints -- by Marcie Belgard and typed for sharing by Jo Krajeck
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ball Tone Multiple Choice & Answers document

xPowerPoint Paper -- Each slide is a different paper design to use as backgrounds for your own PowerPoints
x Education Designs -- Each slide is appropriate for report and projects
xWriting Prompts -- Two-page design sets for picture & related written prompt
x Quote Prompts -- Each quote can be explained, discussed, analyzed, supported, contradicted, and/or used as a sentence model.
x Writing Quotes -- The quote on each slide relates to writing, reading, or a specific form of literature.
x Autobiography Project -- The assignments in the Autobiography Portfolio.
x Passages to Paraphrase -- 30 sentences that work well. Handout.
xWriting about Art -- great images for visual literacy.
xDemotivational Posters -- This parody of motivational posters is just for fun.

Book Club Resources

Publisher Resources APSI Materials

PinkAdLit.org -- Adolescent Reading
PinkAbout Book Clubs
PinkAmerican Library Association Library Guides
Pink Book Bundlz -- By title, but also includes an any book guide
PinkBook Browse --
PinkCenter for the Book -- Library of Congress resources and links.
PinkLitLovers

PinkReading Group Guides -- multiple publishers included. Specialty sites include TeenReads and KidsReads.
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xBloomsbury Publishing
xCrown Publishing Reader’s Guides
xDoubleday Reader’s Guides
xHarperCollins Reading Guides
xHatchett Book Group
xKnopf /Doubleday/Vintage/ Anchor Reading Group Center
xPenguin Reading Guides and Penguin Teaching Guides
xRandom House Reader’s Circle and Teaching Guides
xSimon & Schuster

xMiddle School Reading List as .PDF file or Word document -- from Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
xSMU MIddle School APSI Sample Theses.
xRecommended Short Story List

xReal Simple Multiple Ad Analyses
x“Under 5” Ad Analysis
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xSample Theses on “Feeling Good”
xAnalysis of Brad Paisley’s “Online” Video
x“Birthday Party” Theses
x“Birthday Party” Retellings
xCry the Beloved Country Test
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x“Miss Brill” LRJs
x“Miss Brill” Test

 
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Last updated 17 August 2017.

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