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From: "Carla Beard" <editor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 21:58:33 -0500
What's new at Web English Teacher?
February 24, 2003  
Inside this issue:
 1. New pages at Web English Teacher
 2. New Ideas/Sites to check out
 3. Some puns for thought
 4. Links for AOL users
Due to some snowy weather, I've had a little more time away
from paper grading than I expected. I hope the links I've found
will be helpful!  
1. New Pages at Web English Teacher:
  * Richard and Florence Atwater
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
  * Toni Cade Bambara
    "Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird" and other stories
  * Aldous Huxley
    Brave New World.
  * Thomas Rockwell
    How to Eat Fried Worms
  * Doris Buchanan Smith
    A Taste of Blackberries
  * Paul Zindel
    The Pigman and other novels
2. New Ideas/Sites to check out  
  * Ancient Mexico
    This site uses Flash technology to explore the art, culture,
    and history of ancient Mexico. Good source of background
  * Creative Writing Process
    This site guides students through brainstorming, webbing,
    outlining, revision, and more.  
  * Dover E-cards
    Many of us are familiar with Dover Publications as a great
    source of very inexpensive out-of-copyright books. They have
    recently launched a new service, free e-cards, using their
    copyright-free art.  
  * Film Sound Design
    Teaching a media class? This is an excellent site with links
    to a wide variety of information about sound.  
  * FREE: Federal Resources for Excellence in Education
    This site is a hotlist of K-12 teaching and learning resources
    funded by the US government, including Web sites and brochures.
    It includes a wide variety of subjects, including language arts.  
  * Gifts of Speech
    This site houses a database of speeches by women from 1848 to
    1979. It includes speeches by Susan B. Anthony, Indira
    Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Emma Goldman, Helen Keller, and other
    women of note.  
  * Interact Simulations
    In addition to its commercial offerings, this site offers some
    activities for all grade levels free of charge. Click on
    "Free Activities" for activities on writing, folk and fairy
    tales, mythology, the Odyssey, grammar, Caldecott winners,
    and more.  
  * Literature Learning Ladders
    This page is part of the Eduscapes site. It suggests a way for
    teachers to integrate literature and technology into all
    disciplines. It is designed for elementary and middle school.  
  * Multiple Intelligences Wheel
    Users assess their own learning styles by answering 40
    questions. Answers are compiled into an "Intelligences
    Wheel" showing the relative strengths of different learning
    styles. Designed for grades 7 and above.  
  * National Geographic: The Underground Railroad
    At this interactive site students assume the role of a slave
    and make choices about taking the Underground Railroad.  

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3. Some puns for thought ...
  Skipping school to bungee jump will get you suspended.
  A woodcutter's world revolves on his axes.  
  A cathedral was damaged by weapons of mass destruction.
  A spelunker held out on revealing the treasure's location,
    but eventually he caved in.
  When his wife asked for wooden walls in the basement, they
    had a panel discussion.
  He liked horror movies as a child, but then he gruesome.
  A queen was caught gambling. She had a royal flush.
  We were so poor when I was growing up we couldn't even afford
    to pay attention.
  He asked his teacher if rust came from rot iron.
  Caribbean barbers know how to calypso well.  
4. Links for AOL users:
<a href="http://webenglishteacher.com/atwater.html";>
Mr. Popper's Penguins</a>
<a href="http://webenglishteacher.com/bambara.html";>
Toni Cade Bambara</a>
<a href="http://webenglishteacher.com/huxley.html";>
Aldous Huxley</a>
<a href="http://webenglishteacher.com/rockwell.html";>
How to Eat Fried Worms</a>
<a href="http://webenglishteacher.com/dbsmith.html";>
A Taste of Blackberries</a>
<a href="http://webenglishteacher.com/zindel.html";>
Paul Zindel</a>  
<a href="http://www.ancientmexico.com/";>
Ancient Mexico</a>
<a href="http://www.nzcal.com/hp/adk/index.php";>
Creative Writing Process</a>
<a href="http://www.dovercards.com/";>
Dover E-cards</a>
<a href="http://www.filmsound.org/";>
Film Sound</a>
<a href="http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html";>
FREE: Federal Resources for Excellence in Education</a>
<a href="http://gos.sbc.edu/";>
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
<a href="http://interact-simulations.com/home.asp";>
Interact Simulations</a>
<a href="http://eduscapes.com/ladders/";>
Literature Learning Ladders</a>
<a href="http://www.ivgh.com/amy/crucible/parable.html";>
"The Minister's Black Veil"</a>
<a href="http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/muscat_notes/580pks3.htm";>
Multiple Intelligences Wheel</a>
<a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/";>
National Geographic: The Underground Railroad</a>  
Have a great day!
Carla Beard
Web English Teacher
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