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The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowlings

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in For Film Lovers, Language Arts, Movies in the Classroom, Reading Room | 0 comments

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Schindler’s List – Another life

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in History & Government, Language Arts, Monologues & Dialogues, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies | 0 comments

This heart-wrenching dialogue happens after the surrender of Nazi Germany, when Oskar Schindler is questioning why he didn’t do more to save more people.

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Polar Express Train Rides!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Family Life, For Film Lovers, Holidays, Language Arts, Movies in the Classroom | 0 comments

Would you like to ride on The Polar Express? Read this story written by eight-year-old Peter Tabor Rossi, a third-grader in Costa Mesa, and find out how you too can experience the magic…

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The Polar Express – Reading Materials

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Pleasantville: Things Don’t Stay The Same

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A wonderful monologue from Pleasantville.

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The Majestic – Communism and the Bill Of Rights

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Featured, Language Arts, Monologues & Dialogues, Movies in the Classroom, Reading Room | 0 comments

In one of Jim Carrey’s greatest performances, he addresses The House Committee on Un-American Activities and reminds them that our country is founded on a fundamental Bill of Rights…

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The Polar Express

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Holidays, Language Arts, Movies in the Classroom, Reading Room, Teaching Tools | 0 comments

Book summary, and materials for classroom activities for Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express.

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Finding Forrester: Literary Battle of Wits

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An excellent example of dialog from the film Finding Forrester.

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Hobo Jungle PoetryKit Kittredge┬« – An American Girl┬«

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Hobbit Day Celebrations in New York

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Street Slang – A Gangs of New York Lesson Plan

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Street Slang is a lesson plan that covers the unique language that was used in the time period depicted in the film, The Gangs of New York.

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