Twisted fairy Tales Maura McHughOctober 23, 2014 – 11:38 am

Twisted fairy Tales Maura McHugh

By Dennis Abrams As Joan Didion once famously wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” And among the most famous of those stories are the classic fairy tales of Grimm, Perrault and others, stories that when we’re young help us to make sense of the world, and when we’re older, remind us of what it’s like to be young and trying to making sense of the world. And for those who prefer their fairy tales on the dark side, more Grimm (and grim)… займ на карту казахстан

Twisted fairy Tales freeMay 15, 2015 – 11:15 am

Twisted fairy Tales free

Do you remember having fairy tales read to you when you were a child? One of my favorites was The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I remember re-enacting it with a friend again and again. It’s a wonderful memory. Fairy tales are often among the first stories that parents read to their young children. They are easy to read and easy to understand, and kids usually love them. And because parents often remember having these same stories read to them as children…

Twisted fairy Tales Red Riding HoodOctober 3, 2015 – 12:12 pm

Twisted fairy Tales Red Riding Hood

While some retellings of Little Red Riding Hood bring the fairy tale back to its sexual roots, Maya Kern s Redden takes a different tack, sending the little girl on a dangerous errand to bring food to Grandmother, the most fearsome creature in the forest. Redden is a short webcomic, a self-contained piece of fairy tale horror that perfectly exemplifies why comics are a particularly great medium for certain stories. Kern includes many of the well-worn…

Twisted fairy Tales video gameJuly 23, 2015 – 01:11 pm

Twisted fairy Tales video game

If you 1. like filmmaker Tim Burton and 2. play video games, you re most likely familiar with American McGee, the quirky video game maker who, most recently, created Alice: Madness Returns for Electronic Arts. This and the game s predecessor American McGee s Alice (released way back in 2), let players explore a dark and twisted version of the classic Alice in Wonderland story, complete with a blood-splattered heroine who wields a giant knife and…

Literature CirclesOctober 20, 2014 – 03:24 pm

Literature Circles

Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. Lesson Plan Grades 3 – 5 Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson Estimated Time Introduction: Ten 50-minute sessions; thereafter: 50 minutes per session Lesson Author Publisher OVERVIEW This lesson provides a basic introduction…

Literature genres for KidsDecember 25, 2014 – 09:23 am

Literature genres for Kids

The children s literature genre has something to smile about. (Dave Wheeler Studio, For…) For years, the book industry has been mired in debates about the plight of independent booksellers, the rise of Amazon and the fate of print as it struggles with the relentless march of technology. But doom-and-gloomers forecasting the end of books probably haven t strolled through the children s section lately or considered what s coming this season, from…