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Which stage are you currently at? ✏️ The cartoon by Three Under The Rain More
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Best-Selling Books With TV & Movie Adaptations You Can Stream On Netflix
How many times have you streamed a movie or TV show before buying the book it's based on, or vice versa? You're not alone — and it's only going to keep on happening as Netflix announced a hefty slate of movies and TV shows based on books in the near future.
If you're in the mood to watch more TV shows and movies based on books right now, Netflix has you covered. Here are some of the titles worth checking out so you can finally have the answer to the impossible "is the book or movie better?" question.
The Queen's Gambit, based on the novel by Walter Tevis
The Midnight Sky, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
Bridgerton, based on the series by Julia Quinn
Nappily Ever After, based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas
Molly's Game, based on the memoir by Molly Bloom
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, based on the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Virgin River, based on the series by Robyn Carr
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based on the books by Jenny Han.
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“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”
-- Edgar Allan Poe
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Many writers celebrate National Poetry Month by writing a new poem each day. This April, celebrate with your students in this popular and widespread writing challenge and create 30 poems in 30 days! Use this as an opportunity to explore different poetic forms and prompts, letting you and your students release the “inner-editor” voice and allow your poetic creativity to flow throughout the month.
30 poetry lessons for 30 days of Poetry
“Exploring Disability Justice through Writing” by Jennifer Bartlett
“Persona Poetry and Mask-Making: Unity for Middle School students” by Jacy Bryla
“I Remember” by Matthew Burgess (Writing Our Way Through)
“‘What If’: Trusting Students with Difficult and Challenging Model Texts” by Brittny Ray Crowell
“Teaching the Tritina and Unraveling Oppression with High School Students” by Trace DePass
“Two Poetry Prompts to Inspire Immigrant Teens” by Sarah Dohrmann
“Investigation Poetry” by Sherese Francis (Writing Our Way Through)
“The Map as Metaphor: Poetic Cartographies in the Virtual Classroom” by Joanna Fuhrman
“List Poems Inspired by Daily Life” by Melanie M. Goodreaux-Fiedler
Collage Poems with “The Jumblies” by Amina Henry
“Who Am I? Exploring Stereotypes and Identity Through Poetry” by Javan Howard
“Origin Story Lesson Plan Using Afro-Latina by Elizabeth Acevedo” by Candice Iloh
“What’s in a Name? Finding Hidden Pictures in the letters of the Alphabet” by Frank Ingrasciotta (Writing Our Way Through)
“The Lune Link” by Susan Karwoska
“Sensory Language” by Jason Leahey
“Reviving Revision through Storytelling and Poetry” by Caron Levis (Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry)
Making Small Moments Big: Teaching Haiku with Sydell Rosenberg by Erika Luckert
“Shout Out Poems” by Libby Mislan
“Rain Can be Anything: Kindergarten Poetry Lesson” by Linda Morel
“Teaching Poetry as a Part of Real Life” by Naomi Shahib Nye
“The Walk Poem” by Ron Padgett
“Math Meets Verse: Counting, Decoding, & Rhythm” by Alice Pencavel
“Visual Poems” by Maya Pindyck
“Rosebuds Folded Over in Sleep: Teaching the Sonnets of Ishle Yi Park to High School Students”, “Personification and War Poetry” by Bushra Rehman
“The Taste of Happiness” by Harriet Riley
“Odes in Science: A Lesson Plan” by Bertha Rogers
“Hidden Beauty: Using a Poem by Jane Cortez” by Mark Statman
“Found Poetry & Accessibility” by Donnie Welch
“Finding Your Voices: How Jericho Brown, Diana Ross and Janis Joplin Can Inspire Student Writing” by Tiphanie Yanique (Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry)
“Writing a Dream Poem” by Bill Zavatsky
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Not what Joyce Kilmer had in mind.
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Explore Asian American Stories
[via BookBub Blog]
Learning from and supporting Asian American stories is a small but important way that we as book lovers can help challenge the recent increase in violence and racism against people in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Severance by Ling Ma
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
Little Gods by Meng Jin
A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
China Dolls by Lisa See
Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan
Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang
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Happy National Poetry Month!
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April is in the middle of tornado “season,” which runs from March to June, when the biggest outbreaks of tornadoes are likely to occur. Did you know that he United States has more tornadoes, and more violent tornadoes, than any other place in the world – killing an average of eighty people a year, despite our best efforts at early warning?
Why the US? When we talk of “tornado alley,” we usually mean a massive stretch of flat land in the center of the country, from Colorado to Pennsylvania, and from Texas to the Canadian border. But they can occur anywhere – CT has had memorable destructive tornadoes (such as the EF1 that wiped out Sleeping Giant in 2018) and Pennsylvania holds the record for the only F-5 tornado east of the Appalachians – that’s winds of 300 mph.
Whether you’re an armchair weather-watcher, or like reading about disasters, here’s a number of tornado-related stories and films you might enjoy – with one eye out the window (No, there has never been an actual Sharknado. Frogs and fish, but no sharks. Sorry).
Trials of the Earth
Chasing the Storm
100 Greatest Disasters of All Time
After the Storm
Into the Storm
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Short Stuff: Stories, Essays, and Poems
[via Penguin Random House]
It only takes six minutes of reading to lower your blood pressure, so we suggest these short but sweet reads:
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Here for It by R. Eric Thomas
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Devotions by Mary Oliver
The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
Like Streams to the Ocean by Jedidiah Jenkins
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Irish I had a better pun.
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I luxuriated in books. Books were my refuge.
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
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