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resources for imaginative or creative writing, prose and poetry of generally recognized artistic value


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    A Close Reading of Bigger Thomas Tertiary-Lifelong
    African American author Richard Wright portrays his characters in Native Son in a stereotypical manner. Dorothy Patterson's paper examines the stereotypical expectations surrounding Richard Wright's black protagonist and two major white characters.

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    A Western Plains Boy’s Diary - Aspects of Outback Life in the 1930s, Through a Teenager’s Eyes Grade 7-Grade 10
    "Has learning about text types lost some of its lustre for your students; particularly boys? Does Studies of Society, HSIE, or History need a fillip to energise students’ learning in your classroom? Could your Bible/Scripture/Studies of Religion...

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    An Adventist Perspective on Common Core Grade 9-Grade 12
    This thesis presents the similarities and differences between the Common Core State Standards for 9th-12th grade English Language Arts literature standards and the corresponding North American Division Standards. Includes a ranking of the differences in order...

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    Ascension Robes and Other Millerite Fables Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article in the 1844 Anniversary JAE shows how writers of the time portrayed the Millerites in literature and drama. Ranging from far-fetched fables to sensitive portrayals, these stories show how the Millerite story gripped the country.

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    Books for Children and Teens Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Find books through the Adventist Book Center for preschool, early elementary, mid elementary, and teen class, church or home use. Books include various types: mission stories, Bible stories, life lessons, Adventist heritage, true life faith stories, nature...

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    Cinquain Poetry For Grade Two ... Why Not? Grade 2-Grade 3
    Linda Steinke shares a creative way to combine a literature character study and cinquain poetry for students in grade two.

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    Considerations about the biblical parody of the creation of the world in the Machadian tale Kindergarten
    This paper presents a reflection on the narrative "Adam and Eve", by Machado de Assis. The tale narrates the biblical episode of the creation of the world, having Adam and Eve as characters. Through the study of parody, it is possible to verify the...

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    Creative Writing - Making Meaning Grade 9-Lifelong
    Creative writing is a necessary part of a schools' curriculum. Teaching necessary writing skills goes beyond assigning themes, research papers, or articles for the school newspaper. Jones argues that creative writing classes allow students to "use language...

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    Dealing with Historical Movies in the History and English Classroom Grade 9-Grade 12
    Given a correct understanding of how history and cinema interact, and how the cinema differs as a historical source from conventional records, the History teacher can make the most of movies as texts that reveal not so much what happened in history, but rather...

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    Differential Perceptions of English Teachers about the Teaching of Literature in Seventh-day Adventist Secondary Schools in Selected Regions of the Caribbean Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem: Literature, as a subject in the English curriculum, is not taught in all Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) secondary schools in the Caribbean. This research attempts to investigate and document the reasons why this subject is not taught as part of...

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    Englands Women Writers Grade 9-Grade 12
    "This unit takes a look at some of the writing that has come from New England’s women writers. Two PowerPoint presentations give a detailed overview of more than a dozen of the key writers of the region, but the bulk of the unit focuses on four...

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    Enlarging the Vision - Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What is being done in schools and colleges to train the eyes and ears of the youth to see and hear and appreciate the visual and auditory world? College students today have little appreciation, understanding or knowledge of the arts. The arts and other human...

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    Exploring Natural Themes and Symbolism in Biblical Literature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses ways to help children understand nature underlying many Bible stories, so they can grasp the concepts each metaphor or analogy is about. This includes discussing teacher-supervised student research, outdoor learning projects, a Bible...

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    Finding Multiple Intelligences in High School Literature Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the Multiple Intelligences (MI) issue of JAE includes ideas for teaching upper academy level literature using MI theory and techniques. Also included in this article are examples of projects produced by the author

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    Forts, Legends, and Prophecy Unit Grade 7-Grade 10
    "This is a cross-curricular integrated unit designed to be taught to juniors at the beginning of the school year (primarily because of the major field trip that takes place 2/3 of the way through the unit). Covering a time span of about 100 years and...

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    Forum Theatre and Parables - A Qualitative Field Experiment in a Seventh-Day Adventist Academy Grade 9-Grade 12
    "In this article, the author describes a qualitative field study designed to test the effectiveness of Forum Theatre (FT) as a cross-disciplinary approach to Biblical parabolic literature analysis for students enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA)...

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    Four Easy Skits for the Small School Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Four skits adapted from books titled: All is Well; Caps for Sale; Room for a Little One; Why Didn't You Say So? With a few or repetitive lines, each skit can easily be learned by simply reading them over daily for two to three weeks. They are well suited to...

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    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - John Bunyan's Autobiography Grade 9-Lifelong
    This autobiography describes John Bunyan's conviction of sin, his struggles against unbelief, his entrance into the meaning and comfort of the Holy Scripture and much more.

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    Hamlet to Hamlet - Integrated Unit Grade 5-Grade 8
    "Hamlet is arguably William Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, offering teachers the opportunity to teach lessons on relationships, leadership, and respect - among any number of others. The material in this unit, if used in its entirety, could take as long...

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    How to Teach Black History Using Children's Literature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With special emphasis on Adventist Black history, this 2018 NAD convention presentation "uses children's literature to trace a chronological sequence from creation to modern times" of Black history.

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    Imitation of the Rose - A Soul in the Dark Tertiary
    This paper intends to analyze the short story A imitação da rosa,by the writer Clarice Lispector. The work is based on two fundamental the subject's search for identity and her rejection of the social environment that demands a kind of perfection...

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    Jane Austen - English Unit Grade 9-Grade 12
    This Teacher Bulletin unit features the works of Jane Austen. Why? "Because she’s everywhere out there, and almost nowhere in the anthologies we teach high school English literature from. Because she has much to say that is relevant to teenagers...

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    Literature of the Southwest Grade 11-Grade 12
    This literature unit introduces creative writing focusing on some of the writers of the American Southwest. Selections are drawn from Native American poetry as well as explorers and chroniclers of southwest exploration. On-location photographs and videos illustrate...

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    Literature: Bringing Pleasure and Value to Young Readers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This JAE article argues that students in elementary school can understand and learn from literature as well as older students. In good literature, the story is basic; it promotes ethical sensitivity; it inspires imitation; and it communicates values. There...

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    Oh, What a Creative Web We Weave, When First We Practice to Perceive Grade 8-Grade 12
    MacDonald gives a lesson plan idea which involves studying literature and then creating a website.

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    Old Homestead Tales Series Grade 6-Lifelong
    Series of 4 books: These timeless stories of birds and animals living near the Old Homestead show children how much God loves and takes care of each one of them. Book 1: The Bluebirds and Their Neighbors. Book 2: The Mallards and Their Neighbors. Book 3: Paddletail...

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    Oral and written expression 1. Punctuation marks Grade 1-Grade 7
    This document explores the definitions of punctuation marks, their importance and the correct way in which they should be used.

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    Prismatic View of Gender Power Relations at the Intersection in Linda Ty-Casper’s Ten Thousand Seeds Tertiary
    Gender relations in Ty-Casper’s novel are analyzed, with a focus on social factors and historical forces caused by colonization.

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    Sin and Judgement in Puritan America - Unit Plan Grade 10-Grade 12
    "A comprehensive unit about sin and separation (from God and fellow man), law and justice, and the good news of the gospel which offers forgiveness and salvation from guilt and broken relationships. Planned for an eleventh-grade American Literature class,...

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    Slave Narratives and Spirituals Unit Grade 10-Grade 12
    "Slave Narratives and Spirituals: A brief exploration of two methods of communication by African slaves in the mid-1800s is an interdisciplinary unit for the 11th and 12th grade that incorporates elements from American...

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    Some Really Good Literature for Young Adults Grade 9-Grade 12
    Sometimes it seems that titles in the category of young adult literature can be the most difficult to select. This is a great list of some exciting new titles and perhaps some favorite old ones. Presented at the 2006 NAD Teachers Convention.

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    Symbolic Models - Stories as Life Resources for Medical Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    Saxby suggests the use of stories in teaching medical students. She notes, "...stories are important life resources for medical students because through participating in the realities of symbolic patients and physicians, medical students can become more...

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    Teaching YA Cancer Narratives - The Fault in Our Stars and Issues with Voicing Illness Grade 9-Tertiary
    "Increasingly publishers are promoting illness as a commodifiable literary product. . . . The aim of this paper is to provide some background context on illness narratives and offer a close reading of the young adult text, The Fault in our Stars...

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    The Bible in Carnival - Notes on the Motivations for the Use of Sacred Texts in Samba Schools Tertiary
    Based on an episode involving the samba school parade in São Paulo this year, this article addresses the decontextualized and often indiscriminate way in which religious texts from the Bible are used in secular musical and literary works, often changing...

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    The Crucible and the Bible Grade 11-Grade 12
    The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, explores issues important for every Christian: honesty, justice, fidelity, faith, and conviction. This unit plan, intended to take 6 to 7 weeks, integrates the concepts in the play with Biblical passages. Students...

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    The Da Vinci Code - A reading from a post-modern perspective Tertiary
    The purpose of this article is to read The Da Vinci Code from the perspective of issues related to postmodernity and postmodernism, in search of ideological clues that confirm its connection with postmodern thought. We will describe some of the main social...

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    The Genre Study Journey Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This article defines genre studies, provides practical steps to preparing to teach a unit on genre studies, connects genre studies to the NAD Pathways language art curriculum, and ends with an example of how genre study works in a real classroom setting.

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    The Peddlers of Jerusalem - Dialogic Relations Tertiary
    This paper analyzes the work A Tale of Jerusalem, by Edgar A. Poe. The analysis is focused on some of the main aspects of the structure of the work, such as the narrative focus, the characterization of the characters, and the dialogical relationship of the...

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    The relationship of novels and drama and the religious beliefs of Seventh-day Adventist 12th-grade students - A hermeneutic phenomenological study of their student/teacher dialogue journals Grade 6-Lifelong
    This study was designed to investigate through hermeneutic phenomenology the relationship that Seventh-day Adventist students reveal in their dialogue journal writing between the novels and drama they study in class and their own values and religious beliefs....

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    The Scarlet Letter Sample Lesson Grade 9-Grade 12
    This sample, faith-integrated lesson plan for The Scarlet Letter offers students an opportunity to work as a legal team to defend their client. Includes opening statements, cross examination, period of refutation, closing statements, and jury decision....

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    The Scarlet Pimpernel Literature Unit Grade 7-Grade 10
    This literature unit is based around the historical fiction novel by Baroness Orczy, featuring the French Revolution. The intention is for there to be an assortment of comprehension strategies (similar to what you would find in a Pathways DLG), discussion...

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    The Subjectivity of the Schizophrenic in Clarice Lispector - An Interdisciplinary Study Tertiary
    The present article is a fraction of the results of a research carried out from the bibliographical observation of recurrent dialogues between the literary Clarice Lispector's literary characters - especially Macabéa, from The Hour of the Star - and...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is It Possible to Encourage the Development of Discerning Reading Habits in Students by Using a Blog? Grade 3-Tertiary
    After noticing their students were more likely to read books they recommended, two English teachers created a blog with short book reviews and ratings. This is a great way for teachers to model good reading habits and help cultivate their students' interest...

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    Why Study Literature? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ideas for how English teachers can respond to the question, Why study literature? Theories about the teaching of literature should be reviewed; students must be provided with opportunities to read and respond in both speech and writing to a variety...

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    World's Fair Unit Grade 1-Grade 9
    This unit is designed for heterogeneous groups from middle school or a 1-8 program. Students are divided into small groups that choose a country, do research on that country, and complete a number of activities that integrate various subjects (e.g. creating...