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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted March 26, 2008 at 12:34 PM via web

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What books should eNotes create study guides for next?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 26, 2008 at 1:08 PM (Answer #2)

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Any books that we currently have only quicknotes for. I'd like a study guide on how to read/teach poetry, figurative language, and the like.

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mboone | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 26, 2008 at 2:45 PM (Answer #3)

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I would like to say I am a HS Sp Ed teacher grades 9 - 12 and was not able to select multi grades.

Poetry is a problem, as is medieval language. Students take every word literal. So, as someone posted, how to teach poetry would be a big help. I am working in a collaborate type of setting at a HS that offers dual enrollment with several technical colleges.

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted March 26, 2008 at 3:28 PM (Answer #4)

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The Prince and the Pauper
The Stand (King)

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 26, 2008 at 4:28 PM (Answer #5)

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Two by Scott Westerfeld: Uglies and Pretties

The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

March (can't remember the author's name, but it's the "sequel" to Little Women)

While we're on the subject, how about creating groups for individual titles? For instance, instead of, or along with, a Wordsworth Group, have a group for "The World Is Too Much with Us."

As a French teacher, I'd like some literature materials that I could use in my higher-level class. I'll bet Spanish teachers would like similar materials.

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Susan Woodward | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted March 27, 2008 at 7:55 AM (Answer #6)

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho should be on the list.  There have been a few questions asked about the novel, but there are no eNotes links to add to the response.  I had to reference another book site just yesterday.

 

 

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 27, 2008 at 8:37 AM (Answer #7)

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I agree with Linda about creating something for the books that have very little.

What Child is This

Bless the Beasts and the Children (there is very little on this novel)

I agree with Linda on the Uglies and Pretties as well.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 28, 2008 at 7:57 AM (Answer #8)

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Stephen King's short stories...for instance, "The Shawshank Redemption."

These make learning fun, and they're good quality.  The kids eat them up!  It has been said many times on this site...whatever gets them reading!!!

I just found the movie guide section of enotes, too.  How cool!  I would love to see a guide for the movies Elizabeth with Cate Blanchet and the sequel (I don't know the entire title  Golden Age is part of it) and also the movie Becket about Thomas a Becket.

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leagye | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM (Answer #9)

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I agree that complete study guides for both the elements of poetry and the elements of fiction would be a great addition. Also, what about grammar guides? I don't just mean a place where people can check rules, but how about sequencing guides? I so often think about teaching a concept and then realize that in order to teach about one grammatical concept, I need to back up a few steps...As a fairly new teacher, I'm still trying to get a handle on teaching grammar in a logical way that improves student writing as its number one goal.

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted April 7, 2008 at 3:11 PM (Answer #10)

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I second the elements of poetry and grammar guides!  Both would be a HUGE plus for this site.  :-)  I particularly think a grammar guide would be very, very useful.  As an English professor, grammar problems irk me to NO end in students' writing, so I'd love to see a good, comprehensive grammar guide here.

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rdgteacher678 | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM (Answer #11)

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New eNotes Guides

What books should eNotes create study guides for next?

The Uglies

Tale of Despereaux

Twilight

Mergers

Touching Spirit Bear

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm

Phantom Tollbooth

Loser

Thank you so much.

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