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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Audio Guide
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Humor, trouble, and adventure follow Tom Sawyer everywhere--from the banks of the Mississippi to the brink of death and back in Mark Twain's first full novel. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. It is narrated by Dana Gioia and features Ken Burns, Anne Fadiman, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, David Ives, P.J. O'Rourke, Ron Powers, Richard Rodriguez, and readings by Sam Elliott.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Reader's Guide
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Humor, trouble, and adventure follow Tom Sawyer everywhere--from the banks of the Mississippi to the brink of death and back in Mark Twain's first full novel. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Reader's Guide (Spanish)
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Humor, trouble, and adventure follow Tom Sawyer everywhere--from the banks of the Mississippi to the brink of death and back in Mark Twain's first full novel. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Teacher's Guide
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Humor, trouble, and adventure follow Tom Sawyer everywhere--from the banks of the Mississippi to the brink of death and back in Mark Twain's first full novel. This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Audio Guide
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One of the most respected works of Chicano literature, Rudolfo Anaya tells the story of Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, a young boy who grapples with faith, identity, and death as he comes of age in New Mexico. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. Some of America's most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Reader's Guide
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One of the most respected works of Chicano literature, Rudolfo Anaya tells the story of Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, a young boy who grapples with faith, identity, and death as he comes of age in New Mexico. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Reader's Guide (Spanish)
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One of the most respected works of Chicano literature, Rudolfo Anaya tells the story of Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, a young boy who grapples with faith, identity, and death as he comes of age in New Mexico. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Teacher's Guide
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One of the most respected works of Chicano literature, Rudolfo Anaya tells the story of Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, a young boy who grapples with faith, identity, and death as he comes of age in New Mexico.This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Rudolfo Anaya's classic novel, Bless Me, Ultima. Each lesson has four sections: focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder - Audio Guide
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Thornton Wilder is the only writer to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and drama. His novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and his play "Our Town" ask us to examine how we live our precarious, precious lives, whether in small-town America, eighteenth-century Peru, or anywhere else. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the book. It presents first-hand accounts of why The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town remain so compelling decades after their initial publication. Some of Americas most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make these Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder - Reader's Guide
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Thornton Wilder is the only writer to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and drama. His novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and his play "Our Town" ask us to examine how we live our precarious, precious lives, whether in small-town America, eighteenth-century Peru, or anywhere else. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder - Teacher's Guide
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Thornton Wilder is the only writer to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and drama. His novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and his play "Our Town" ask us to examine how we live our precarious, precious lives, whether in small-town America, eighteenth-century Peru, or anywhere else. This Big Read Teachers Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Thorton Wilders The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the book, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Audio Guide
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Abducted from his comfortable home and sold as a sled dog, Buck battles the elements to become leader of the pack. This story of a struggle for survival is an unforgettable adventure. Jack London's The Call of the Wild audio guide is narrated by Dana Gioia and features Susan Balĺ_e, Yvon Chouinard, Sara S. Hodson, Cheri Lucas, Robert Redford, Richard Rodriguez and Kevin Starr.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Reader's Guide
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Abducted from his comfortable home and sold as a sled dog, Buck battles the elements to become leader of the pack. This story of a struggle for survival is an unforgettable adventure. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Reader's Guide (Spanish)
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Abducted from his comfortable home and sold as a sled dog, Buck battles the elements to become leader of the pack. This story of a struggle for survival is an unforgettable adventure. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Teacher's Guide
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Abducted from his comfortable home and sold as a sled dog, Buck battles the elements to become leader of the pack. This story of a struggle for survival is an unforgettable adventure. This Big Read Teachers Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Jack Londons classic novel, The Call of the Wild. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Audio Guide
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In one of literature's most haunting denunciations of censorship, Ray Bradbury uses the materials of science fiction to tell the story of Guy Montag, a fireman forced to burn books. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. Some of America's most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Reader's Guide
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In one of literature's most haunting denunciations of censorship, Ray Bradbury uses the materials of science fiction to tell the story of Guy Montag, a fireman forced to burn books. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Reader's Guide (Spanish)
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In one of literature's most haunting denunciations of censorship, Ray Bradbury uses the materials of science fiction to tell the story of Guy Montag, a fireman forced to burn books. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Teacher's Guide
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In one of literature's most haunting denunciations of censorship, Ray Bradbury uses the materials of science fiction to tell the story of Guy Montag, a fireman forced to burn books. This Big Read Teachers Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Ray Bradburys classic novel, Fahrenheit 451. Each lesson has four sections: a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided suggested essay topics and capstone projects, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - Audio Guide
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A story of love and pain, loyalty and desertion, Ernest Hemingway's World War I novel features the tragedy of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful nurse. Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms audio guide is narrated by Dana Gioia and features Susan F. Beegel, Matthew J. Bruccoli, Andrew Carroll, David Ives, Stephen Lang, Bobbie Ann Mason, Alice McDermott, Ken Panda and Tobias Wolff.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - Reader's Guide
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A story of love and pain, loyalty and desertion, Ernest Hemingway's World War I novel features the tragedy of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful nurse. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information.We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - Teacher's Guide
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A story of love and pain, loyalty and desertion, Ernest Hemingway's World War I novel features the tragedy of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful nurse. This Big Read Teachers Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Ernest Hemingways classic novel, A Farewell to Arms. Each lesson has four sections: a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - Audio Guide
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A Dust Bowl saga of the Joad family's rough passage to California and the rougher treatment they find there, John Steinbeck's novel is tragedy and comedy, story and allegory, editorial and epic. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. The Big Read Audio Guide presents first-hand accounts of why Steinbecks novel remains so compelling seven decades after its initial publication. Some of americas most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - Reader's Guide
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A Dust Bowl saga of the Joad family's rough passage to California and the rougher treatment they find there, John Steinbeck's novel is tragedy and comedy, story and allegory, editorial and epic. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great american author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - Reader's Guide (Spanish)
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A Dust Bowl saga of the Joad family's rough passage to California and the rougher treatment they find there, John Steinbeck's novel is tragedy and comedy, story and allegory, editorial and epic. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great american author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - Teacher's Guide
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A Dust Bowl saga of the Joad family's rough passage to California and the rougher treatment they find there, John Steinbeck's novel is tragedy and comedy, story and allegory, editorial and epic. This Big Read Teachers Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through John Steinbecks classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. in addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Audio Page
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Told through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald's lyrical masterpiece recounts Jay Gatsby's desperate quest to win back his first love as he struggles to recapture the past. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. The Big Read Audio Guide presents first-hand accounts of why Fitzgeralds novel remains so compelling almost a century after its initial publication. Some of Americas most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Reader's Guide
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Told through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald's lyrical masterpiece recounts Jay Gatsby's desperate quest to win back his first love as he struggles to recapture the past. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Teacher's Guide
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Told through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald's lyrical masterpiece recounts Jay Gatsby's desperate quest to win back his first love as he struggles to recapture the past. This Big Read Teachers Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through F. Scott Fitzgeralds classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Each lesson has four sections: a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided suggested essay topics and capstone projects, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers - Audio Guide
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A teenage outcast, a drunken socialist, a black doctor, and a sad cafe owner confess their secrets to a deaf-mute, in Carson McCullers's dramatic story of poverty and racism in a 1930s Georgia mill town. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel, The Big Read Audio Guide presents first-hand accounts of why Fitzgeralds novel remains so compelling almost a century after its initial publication. Some of Americas most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers - Reader's Guide
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A teenage outcast, a drunken socialist, a black doctor, and a sad cafe owner confess their secrets to a deaf-mute, in Carson McCullers's dramatic story of poverty and racism in a 1930s Georgia mill town. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers - Teacher's Guide
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A teenage outcast, a drunken socialist, a black doctor, and a sad cafe owner confess their secrets to a deaf-mute, in Carson McCullers's dramatic story of poverty and racism in a 1930s Georgia mill town. This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Carson McCullers's classic novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Each lesson has four sections: focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - Audio Guide
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When Ruth and her sister Lucille are abandoned in the isolated Idaho town of Fingerbone, their lives become intertwined with the legacy of loss that haunts the Foster family. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. Some of America's most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - Reader's Guide
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When Ruth and her sister Lucille are abandoned in the isolated Idaho town of Fingerbone, their lives become intertwined with the legacy of loss that haunts the Foster family. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - Teacher's Guide
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When Ruth and her sister Lucille are abandoned in the isolated Idaho town of Fingerbone, their lives become intertwined with the legacy of loss that haunts the Foster family. This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Marilynne Robinson's classic novel, Housekeeping. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - Audio Guide
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Julia Alvarez's popular novel is a fictional account influenced by the real lives of the Mirabal sisters, who grew up in the Dominican Republic and were involved in the rebellion against dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s. This Audio Guide is packed with interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from the novel. Some of America's most celebrated writers, scholars, and actors have volunteered their time to make Big Read Audio Guides exciting additions to the classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - Readers Guide
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Julia Alvarez's popular novel is a fictional account influenced by the real lives of the Mirabal sisters, who grew up in the Dominican Republic and were involved in the rebellion against dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - Reader's Guide (Spanish)
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Julia Alvarez's popular novel is a fictional account influenced by the real lives of the Mirabal sisters, who grew up in the Dominican Republic and were involved in the rebellion against dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - Teacher's Guide
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Julia Alvarez's popular novel is a fictional account influenced by the real lives of the Mirabal sisters, who grew up in the Dominican Republic and were involved in the rebellion against dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s. This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of the Butterflies. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, we have provided capstone projects and suggested essay topics, as well as handouts with more background information about the novel, the historical period, and the author. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
08/05/2013