Twisted fairy Tales Red Riding Hood figureJuly 11, 2015 – 04:51 pm

Twisted fairy Tales Red Riding Hood figure

Scary Tales: Lil Red Riding Hood Fairy tales may never be the same again now that have gotten ahold of them. Mezco s Scary Tales action figures are new interpretations of fairy tale characters. Whoa, calm down, because by new interpretations we don t mean a Planet of the Apes -style re-imagined kind of thing. We just mean that these characters are brought more vividly to life than we remembered them from our childhood picture books. The first… Lion s Mane Gummies دواء منشط للجسم والذاكرة. Lion Mane

Why is reading literature important?June 23, 2015 – 01:31 pm

Why is reading literature important?

While you are waiting with Dr. Ray Klump (see Ray’s faculty blog titled “Software Goes Vroom!”) for the sock-sorting app for your digital phone, you might consider turning to literature to find some guidance through our brave new world. Reading literature can be a preparation for and a necessary antidote to our increasing immersion in a digitized world. Or so argue all of the contributors to Standing on the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital…

Twisted fairy Tales valueMay 24, 2015 – 07:26 am

Twisted fairy Tales value

Sometimes even the most literary among us need some suggestions. And who better to oblige than the authors themselves? Welcome to Bookshelf, wherein we ask authors to design us a fantasy library, giving us their recommendations for the perfect reading material on a variety of topics. This week, we are treated to a to-read list full of twisted fairy tales by Helen Oyeyemi, the author of four novels (including 2009’s wonderful ), the most recent of…

Reading literature Circles worksheetsOctober 9, 2015 – 02:12 pm

Reading literature Circles worksheets

Explains the protocols for Literature Circles in detail so that you can use Reading A-Z tools in successful Literature Circles. Model Lessons One set for a fiction book and one for a nonfiction book, a Model Lesson and its annotated examples of Role Descriptions, Bookmarks, and Journal Pages help you teach students how to perform new roles. Watch the How to Get Started with Literature Circles video. Assessments Two different resources help you determine…

World Famous fairy TalesDecember 28, 2014 – 11:12 am

World Famous fairy Tales

I live in Tucson, Ariz. National news about thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — some as young as 2 years old — is local news here. A front-page headline from this week s Arizona Daily Star reads, Immigration tension boils over in Oracle. It s subtitled Protesters, supporters, clash; bus carrying children fails to show. The article featured a photograph of protesters, adults standing by signs scrawled with red and…

Twisted fairy Tales figuresDecember 1, 2014 – 01:47 pm

Twisted fairy Tales figures

Disney’s latest animated hit, Frozen, offers eye-popping animation, but the plot will be familiar to anyone who knows their fairytales—it’s based on Hans Christian Anderson’s 1845 story The Snow Queen (though there’s no pop culture–savvy snowman in the original…sorry). Putting a new twist on an enduring legend is, of course, nothing new. Here are eight novels that took some liberties in retelling oft-told tales: Krampus: The Yule Lord , by Brom In…

Literature TriviaDecember 7, 2014 – 11:15 am

Literature Trivia

Hey, readers: If you’re tired of losing at bar quizzes to sports fans and music aficionados, here’s a chance to dominate. Ryan Chapman, marketing director at Penguin Press, dreamed up a trivia night for the literati. Chapman confesses, “I wanted to be Alex Trebek” (don’t we all). In 2010, he launched Nerd Jeopardy, a riff on the Jeopardy! format: All the questions are book-related, groups of three play rather than individuals, and attendees are loosened…