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College Application time for juniors and seniors! Check out the essay requirements for the application process of the college of your choice, then see these links for ideas and tips on your college application essay.
Teen Read Week, sponsored by the American Library Association is October 14-20. Click here to learn more and nominate your favorite books. Check out the bio on Gareth Hinds--artist of the graphic novel version of Beowulf you might have read as a sophomore.
Cramming for the SAT or just wanting to beef up your vocabulary brawn, check out the vocabulary links under Media for Students, including Vocabulary Challenge, links to Vocabulary Workshop, and Vocabulary Flash Cards by Spark Notes.
Mr. Youngs visited Ghana, Africa as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in 2009. Read about his trip in the Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review. His visit included learning about West African topics to share with English 12 Honors classes as they read novels about the region.
National Public Radio is walking the walk of the Canterbury pilgrims! Find out what its report finds now in the footsteps of Chaucer's characters in a series of podcasts.
Don't forget to check out Literary Links listed under your course!
CommonSenseMedia has an app for parents so you can stay up-to-date on the latest reviews of movies, shows, and other media for your children.
Watch out, folks!Parents could be blamed next in the federal Department of Ed blame game for troubles in some schools around the country, according to a writer for the Washington Post.
Generation M2: A Kaiser Family Fund Report on teen media use gives insights to the effects of media on the quality of life and scholarship for teens. See the link at Media for Parents.
Common Sense Mediahas "Internet Survival Guide for Parents." See the link at Media for Parents. See their Safe Summer Media List by Ages. Click here.
eSchool news reports from the NECC conference on Internet safety for teens. See the video link at Media for Parents.
Edutopiapresents a 16-minute video of Sir Ken Robinson speaking on school transformation needed to make creativity a priority. He sees this as essential to success for our students in this century. Mr. Youngs had the chance to meet Sir Ken at a recent Arts Education Collaborative conference. See the link atMedia for Parents.
A recent New York Times article on online grade reporting. See the link atMedia for Parents.
Mr. Youngs is scheduled to presented at the 2012 NCTE convention this November on the topic "The Paperless Research Paper."
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