Created by Mark Patrick Media, Literary Analysis Guide, a reference tool for iOS devices, was designed by a college English professor with extensive secondary experience, for students of literature, rhetoric, and writing. The elements of literature are arranged around three clickable interface wheels. Students can touch any term on the wheels for a detailed definition, examples from literature, questions to ask, and an example essay paragraph that analyzes that term. Students can also reference an illustrated version of each analysis paragraph, which highlights the topic sentence, textual evidence, and analysis portions of text. With a full glossary of literary terms, students can search for the meaning of more esoteric literary concepts, including a broad selection of figures of speech, poetic forms, dramatic forms, tropes, schemes, techniques, and various forms of literary criticism. Cost: $2.99
The award-winning Novel EffectiPadapp brings stories to life, promotes literacy, sparks imagination, and provides enjoyment for children aged 12 and under. The app follows the voice of users as they read aloud from children’s storybooks, and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices.
On June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (ET), children can join educators from the National Gallery of Art and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for an enjoyable hands-on Art Tales Live: Online Storytime program.
From Alexander Hamilton to Ida B. Wells, writers and their works have had a huge impact on how people see the world. The American Writers Museum is inviting teachers to submit entries from their students in the museum’s second annual OnWord Student Writing Competition. Students’ work should be based on this prompt: Using writing as a catalyst to create change in the world, would you empower, inspire, or disrupt?