• The Poetry Essay: Understanding Meaning vs. Listing Devices (AP® Annual Conference)

    7/16/16 9:00 AM
    Author Renee Shea presents at the AP® Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.   The greatest impediment to successful poetry analysis is that students find it difficult to identify meaning. Yet when teachers ask ...
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  • AP® Literature Panel with Renee Shea & Robin Aufses (Part 1)

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  • Look Inside Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition: Chapter 5

    Take a look inside the new edition of Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition! Chapter 5 is the first thematic chapter in Literature & Composition, with the theme "Home & Family."   You can take a look...
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  • Teaching Obama’s Hiroshima Speech with Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine

    Curriculum Connection:  Japanese Internment, Reparations, and Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine. By David Hillis, Portland Public Schools   Rationale: In 2016, President Obama became the first s...
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  • Read Author Renee Shea's Interview with Amit Majmudar, Ohio's First Poet Laureate

    Bedford, Freeman, & Worth author Renee Shea recently interviewed Ohio's first poet laureate, Amit Majmudar for World Literature Today. You can read Renee's interview here: http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/...
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  • Model the Essay Process

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Clay Burell again, this time using screencasting to demonstrate how one might approach an AP® poetry prompt.   ...
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  • What is your favorite piece of literature to teach?

    We know that you teach a lot of literature in your high school courses! Of all of them, what is your favorite piece? Be sure to tell us the grade level you typically use the piece in.
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  • Poetry in the Language Classroom 2

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Most people do not associate poetry with the AP® Language course, but for some years my province's curriculum requir...
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  • Poetry in the Language Classroom

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Some years ago when I was teaching a non-AP® Grade 11 university-prep course, and we were required to include poetry...
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  • Canadian Reader 4x

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   I had meant to include at this point a brief discussion of the recent Canada Reads winner, Lawrence Hill's The Book of Ne...
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  • Canadian Reader 4

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   The Canadians owned slaves from Africa. So did the British. So did New Yorkers and Bostonians. And so, even, did other Af...
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  • Canadian Reader 3

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   The third book I read along with my Grade 12 class as part of their independent study was Marina Endicott's Good To a F...
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  • Canadian Reader 2

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   A number of my students chose to read The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway for their independent projects, and it ...
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  • Canadian Reader 1

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   I figure it's incumbent on me as a representative of the Great White North to introduce some Cancon from time to time. &#...
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  • Teaching with Best American Poetry

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Poet and critic Charles Bernstein points out that contemporary poetry - despite some of its postmodern conceits - is not ...
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  • Chaucer Goes Apocalyptic

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   As part of my vehicular approach to literature, I needed some walking protagonists. I couldn’t think of anything, b...
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  • Difficult Poems

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   In his new book of essays, Attack of the Difficult Poems, poet, critic, and professor Charles Bernstein writes elegantly ...
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  • Inferno

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   If I told you I like to assign Dante’s Inferno for 10th grade Pre-AP® summer reading, you’d say I was sa...
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  • My Year in Books: Fiction for You and Your Students Part 2

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   As I mentioned in my last post, during my leave year I read a good number of novels. Listed below are those I read when I...
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