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Why should you read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”? - Yen Pham

Adults Writing
Dig into Toni Morrison’s novel, "Beloved," which tells the story of a family of former slaves whose home is haunted by an abusive spirit.

Can you solve the riddle and escape Hades? - Dan Finkel

Adults Writing
The underworld is overcrowded, and Zeus has ordered Hades to let some spirits out. Hades arranges all the souls of the dead in a line before Cerberus. When one of his three heads bites down on the soul in front of it, they’ll get returned to the land of the living. Anyone to the left must stay in Hades forever. Can you pick the right spot and escape the underworld? Dan Finkel shows how.

The Japanese folktale of the selfish scholar - Iseult Gillespie

Adults Writing
Dive into the Japanese folktale of a scholar’s quest to purify his body and mind, and the spiritual secret he discovers along the way.

How to outsmart the Prisoner’s Dilemma - Lucas Husted

Adults Writing
Puzzle through the classic game theory challenge, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, and decide: would you choose to spare or sacrifice?

The myth of Jason, Medea, and the Golden Fleece - Iseult Gillespie

Adults Writing
Follow Jason as he attempts to steal the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes and enlists the help of the king's daughter, Medea.

The myth of Jason, Medea, and the Golden Fleece - Iseult Gillespie

Adults Writing
Follow Jason as he attempts to steal the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes and enlists the help of the king's daughter, Medea. (Part Two of the myth of Jason and the Argonauts)

Why should you read “Moby Dick”?

Adults Writing
Dive into Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby Dick,” the story of Captain Ahab’s hunt for revenge against the white whale who bit off his leg.

The life, legacy & assassination of an African revolutionary - Lisa Janae Bacon

Adults Writing
Get to know the life of West African revolutionary Thomas Sankara, and his pursuit of liberating Burkina Faso from colonial rule.

Can you solve the dragon jousting riddle? - Alex Gendler

Adults Writing
After years of war, the world’s kingdoms have come to an agreement. Every five years, teams representing the elves, goblins, and treefolk will compete in a grand tournament of dragon jousting...

The mysterious life and death of Rasputin - Eden Girma

Adults Writing
Get to know the story of Rasputin, known as the “Mad Monk,” who was assassinated for his involvement with the Russian monarchy.

The philosophy of cynicism

Adults Writing
Explore the ancient Greek philosophy of cynicism, which calls for the rejection of materialism and conformity in favor of a simple life.

How to Make Your Writing Suspenseful

Teachers Writing
Writers harness that fear not by revealing horrors, but by leaving the audience hanging in a state of suspense. Victoria Smith gives some tips for adding suspense to your writing.

550 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

Teachers Writing
Questions that invite students to tell stories, describe memories, make observations, imagine possibilities, and reflect on who they are and what they believe.

Why should you read “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy?

Adults Writing
Dig into Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Things,” and follow the story of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by society’s “Love Laws.”

Why should you read “The Master and Margarita”? - Alex Gendler

Adults Writing
Get to know the Russian classic “The Master and Margarita,” a genre-defying blend of political satire and occult mysticism about a visit from the Devil.

Free Ebook: Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Teachers Writing
"Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write." This free ebook discusses necessary changes in pedagogy and introduces approaches and experiences of real teachers teaching writing with technology.

Interactive Writing Benchmarks

Teachers Writing
Samples of student work at different proficiency levels to assist teachers with a better understanding of the writing competencies and benchmarks.

Steps to Get Started with Digital Student Portfolios

Teachers Writing
Here is what you need to know in order to help students create meaningful digital portfolios.

April - National Poetry Month! Poetry Starters for Every Classroom

Teachers Writing
April is National Poetry Month and no matter what you teach, you can transform the first five minutes of class to an empowering, issues-packed, discussion-based, poetry-friendly space.

Blogging With Students In 5 Simple Steps

Teachers Writing
There is increased engagement by sharing with an authentic audience. Blogging encourages reflection, collaboration and communication. Follow the steps provided to start blogging with your class.

Note Taking Skills For 21st Century Students

Teachers Writing
Note taking skills aren't just automatic. We tell students "take notes" but they have no idea what that means. What makes "good notes". What do they write down? How should notes look?