Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

Dear Will on TNT #WillTNT

As scholars of a Shakespeare course at Suffield Academy, we have spent the past year studying the works of the greatest playwright of all time. When we first heard about Will on TNT, we could not contain our excitement. We would … Continue reading

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Let’s Begin Our Discussion of Donne with a Cinematic Hook

This is a great scene from the movie, Wit. Though the scene stands on its own and inspires a re-reading of Donne’s Death Be Not Proud, Holy Sonnet X, you can learn more about the rest of the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film) Before … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Best AP English Lit Multiple Choice Questions

In an attempt to understand how to navigate AP Multiple Choice questions, we spent a night composing some. Here are our three best to date. We would appreciate any positive feedback in our comments below. HB’s Multiple Choice question is … Continue reading

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Create a Public Service Ad Campaign

This unit on Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller is so important and relevant to modern life in America. So in small groups you will work on a public service campaign. You can create infographics, brochures, advertisement campaigns, etc. Less is … Continue reading

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Create a Argument for the Best AP Prompt

Just to let you know that the technology department in the Crowsnest likes to connect literature to movies, enjoy this trailer from the interesting teen movie, Easy A. Though by no means a rendition of Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, … Continue reading

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Collaborating on Colonial History

We’re off to a good start in creating our own history of Colonial America for our year-long focus on American literature and American literary culture. The following authors present important points about coming to terms with understanding a history of … Continue reading

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What’s Your Takeaway?

The goal of this blog post is to begin a conversation during the first night of study hall tonight among students in all four of my classes about individuals’ reaction to our community text, Mark Shriver’s  A Good Man. Please reflect … Continue reading

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Local History Mystery for 2016-17 #PBL Quest

What Happened in Your Town During The Pivotal Year of 1774? Freedom, Slavery, and the Complexities of 1774 In response to the Boston Tea Party (1773), Parliament drafted the the Coercive Acts in 1774, and residents throughout the thirteen colonies … Continue reading

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First Metacognition Journal Entry

We’re taking some time to reflect on how making new aims with respect to the writing process may impact how we read, engage, and pre-write for our writing tasks. The Crowsnest technology staff has been busy curating appropriate visual thinking … Continue reading

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Flipping Our Weaknesses

Ideally I would like everyone to use a growth mindset with this lesson. Sincerely reflect over your writing life and explore an Achilles Heel writing process topic. Though some of you were in the Crowsnest last year and may have … Continue reading

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