Monday, January 16, 2012

It's a Book

Ok, so how do you know a book is a book?  I asked my students that question last week and received quite a few "are you crazy" stares, but . . . it took awhile for them to come up with an explanation. Perhaps the problem is that in this day and age reading books in "book" format is becoming a thing of the past. So, watch the trailer for a very interesting little "book".

Here is the trailer to a short video for "It's a Book"   Now go read a book!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Study Guide - Ursula K. Le Guin - eNotes.com

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Study Guide - Ursula K. Le Guin - eNotes.com

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is Ursula K. Le Guin's allegorical tale about a Utopian society in which Omelas' happiness is made possible by the sacrifice of one child for the sake of the group. In an allegory, many symbols and images are used in an attempt to illustrate universal truths about life.