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The Japanese folktale of the selfish scholar - Iseult Gillespie

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

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

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

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”?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

How Some Words Get Forgetted

Writing
It's the Great American Read!

Perfect Resource For Poetry

Writing
The Poem Foundation isa website full of poetry, prose, and poets. A showcase of poems for children teens, as well as guides and collections for all. This website also has audio versions and even a poem of the day.

Tools To Boost Essay Writing

Writing
Nine tools collected from around the web for you to highlight to your students who need a boot in their essay writing. Tools ranging from writing tips, grammar help, and aids for distraction they are all listed here.

9 Ed-Tech Tools to Help Boost Essay Writing

Writing
Essay writing is an import skill. Check out these nine tools that can help your students become empowered learners.

Five Proven Hacks to Help Students Tackle Revision

Writing
We know more about the science of learning than ever before, but too few pupils use these strategies when preparing for exams. Working smarter involves using your time and energy efficiently, but many students still do not use the most effective strategies.

Collocations #1: "Empty" Verbs - Writing Skills with Shaun #37

Writing
English classes streamed live on YouTube by Canadian and American teachers. During the class you can chat directly with the teacher and other students.

Pen Pals in the 21st Century

Writing
Pen pals provide an opportunity to break down classroom walls. Whether you connect your class with another state or another country, it serves the same purpose. It gives students the chance to see things outside of their walls. Take advantage of some of the great options available.

How to Use Social Media to Strengthen Student Writing

Writing
The more we write, the better we become as writers. Social media can be a tool where students are encouraged to use their creativity combined with personal expression to improve and strengthen their writing. Blogging, Twitter and Instagram are a few outlets which can be used to strengthen student writing.