SOCRATIVE: with guidance from your teacher use this app to test your knowledge. Available from the app store on your iPad.
INSPIRATION- Mind mapping app. Download from Self-Service on your iPad
TRADING CARDS- ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows kids and teens a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters.
Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will supplement your learning and understanding of [insert topic here].
This year 8 English unit focuses on a close study of short stories, film, graphic novels and picture books exploring the horror genre.
An interview with Anthony Horowitz. What creates suspense in a story?
ANTHONY HORWITZ- a biography
Watch this short video summary on Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
HOW TO READ A POEM
There’s really only one reason that poetry has gotten a reputation for being so darned “difficult”: it demands your full attention and won’t settle for less. This site lists some quick tips to help you with your undersatnding of READING POETRY.
EDGAR ALLEN POE LEARNING GUIDE
That maestro of the macabre rarely met a hoax or a distortion that he didn't like. The Shmoop guide to the facts about the man and his poetry.
The SIMPSONS-THE RAVEN
School Tube. Watch The Simpson's parody of The Raven. Try and memorize the 1st stanza.
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in comics, and also writes books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
In a nut shell. Check out this learning Guide from Shmoop.
The official Neil Gaiman site for kids