Courtney Miller Bratcher

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Google Docs in the Classroom

Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>W<p>Writing Standards 6-12<p>9-10<p>9th & 10th Grades<p>6<p><b>Use technology, including the Internet, to produce,</b> …

How reading great writing teaches us – whether we realize it or not

The British writer Francis Spufford remarked in a recent essay that “A book is a great liberator from the tyranny of given circumstances.” Liberation …

Ready to Write Your Book? Here's a Five Point Checklist

It's time to start writing. Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…<i>Will people ever read what I write?</i><i><br>Do I have</i> …

Top 10 opening scenes in books

From Kazuo Ishiguro’s laconic intimations to Mark Twain’s garrulous energy, these are masterclasses in the difficult art of beginning<p>Sometimes I want an opening to slap me in the face; other times I’d rather it come on like a creepy hand across my shoulder. There are millions of ways a voice can …

Literature

Use Plain, Simple Language

Use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English—it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; …

President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

President Trump did it again on Twitter late last week.<p>"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he tweeted Friday morning.<p>Once again, a Trump tweet set off a media frenzy, this time making everyone wonder whether he was …

Donald Trump

The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading

I have always had good intentions, my heart and mind has always been in the right place whenever I have done anything “to” my students. I don’t think …

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Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement - Language Arts, NE Middle School -- Veann Beutler

How to Use Google+ to Market Your Freelance Writing Services

While Facebook and Twitter are considered the big boys of social media marketing, don’t make the mistake of neglecting other useful and rewarding …

How I’m Reducing Freelance Writing into a 4-Hour Work Week

I re-read the <i>The 4-Hour Work Week</i> by Timothy Ferris recently. I devoured it for the first time a few years ago but have since forgotten some of the …

15 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer

1) Get up early and write first. Don't let the day get in the way of what you have to do, and by getting up early, if someone asks you to do …

Listen to “Charlie Brown,” a Terrific Rap Song That Samples Peanuts

MC ScienZe is new to me—he’s only been pursuing music as a career since 2009, apparently—but “Charlie Brown,” a new hip-hop track featuring Blu that …

MTV2's Guy Code | Season 5 Episodes (TV Series) | MTV

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J. Cole On 'Born Sinner' And Having 'Done A Lot For Hip-Hop'

Like Drake before him and Kendrick Lamar sort-of after him, J. Cole's one of those rappers who doesn't pretend he's free of emotions. He's the dude who makes a song with TLC about feeling insecure about his looks ("Crooked Smile") and has an affable nice-guy air that's punctuated by moments of …

Don't Kill Your Idols: J. Cole Looks For His Place In Hip-Hop

"Long live the idols — may they never be your rivals!" the rapper and producer J. Cole exclaims in a key line from his second album, <i>Born Sinner</i>, officially released this week. It's a salute with a slight undercut — an embrace of elders that also implies the need for those aging players to consider …

The Culture Of Now

Featured<p>The Best TV Shows Of 2018 (So Far)<p>From "Atlanta" to "Killing Eve" to "9-1-1," here's the best television had to offer in the first half of 2018.<p>Brian Grubb, Pilot Viruet and Josh Kurp 06.21.18 2 days ago 3 Comments<p>‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Is A Roller-Coaster Ride That Won’t Let You …

An independent online publication run by a group of dedicated music and arts journalists and photographers in Australia. It features exclusive Live Music Reviews and Photo Galleries for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Wollongong + Album Reviews, Interviews and much more PLUS Food and Lifestyle, Arts and Film and the new Asian Music and Culture Section!

A posse cut was a common occurrence in 90’s hip hop and added to the uniqueness of the genre, emphasising that it is a culture much bigger than just …

Rap & Hip-Hop

On the Charts: Wale Keeps the Hip-Hop Summer Rolling

The summer’s big hits – Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Imagine Dragons’ <i>Night Visions</i>, Daft Punk’s <i>Random Access Memories</i>, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t …

A beginner’s guide to hip-hop collective Native Tongues

<i>Primer</i> <i>is</i> The A.V. Club<i>’s ongoing series of beginner’s guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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Kanye West’s plain white $120 ‘hip hop T-shirt’ sells out despite mixed reviews

<b>Hip hop star Kanye West has unveiled his eagerly anticipated new clothing range, with one particular item grabbing critics’ attention.</b><p>The musician’s …

Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time

Mariah Carey Never Too Far Away

Mariah Carey Performed In 3 Ridiculous Slings After Dislocating Her Shoulder

Last week, Mariah Carey tweeted that she dislocated her shoulder and teased that her sling would be "fashionable."<p>She wasn't joking.<p>On Saturday, Carey took the stage at the Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert at Central Park, where she performed with the New York Philharmonic.<p>Throughout …

BEHOLD: Mariah Carey's Diamond-, Fur-, and Feather-Covered Slings

Pinterest<p>Despite dislocating her shoulder on the set of her "Beautiful" music video last month, Mariah Carey returned to the stage in true diva form Saturday night, with her arm in a sling—three glamorous, totally blinged-out slings to be precise!<p>Before her performance with the New York …