“Endless Reader” by Originator

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“Endless Reader” is a children’s mobile application created by Originator, which has developed other recognized apps such as “Endless Numbers” and “Endless Alphabet.” This application is the follow-up to “Endless Alphabet,” integrating sight words with an interactive digital environment with the purpose of allowing children to hear words broken down to their simplest phonetic segments.

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Teaching “Entre Ville” by J. R. Carpenter

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This lesson plan– the first in the E-Lit for ESL series— takes advantage of J.R. Carpenter’s polyphonic approach to the city to introduce the characteristics of e-literature, to provide some reading strategies and to encourage the use of digital tools in writing. The text “Saint Urban Street Heat” and its multiple vignettes that can be explored become a resource for reviewing the use of adjectives and presenting hyphenated adjectives to students.

This resource has been designed for teenagers and adults with at least an intermediate proficiency level. Its activities include:

  • the use of pre-reading strategies,
  • the reading of “Saint Urban Street Heat” in print and then within “Entre Ville,”
  • the reflection of the author’s experiences in her work,
  • the introduction to hyphenated adjectives, and
  • the elaboration of a collage using PowerPoint and digital materials provided by the students.

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“Entre Ville” by J.R. Carpenter

Screen capture from “Entre Ville” by J.R. Carpenter. Photo of a notepad covered in red grafitti, with an image of a colorful quicktime video superimposed on top. A box with text occupies the bottom right corner, while the poem's title is displayed in a banner at the top. Text: "<<ENTRE VILLE>>, <<poetry is not hard to find between the lines of fences>> J.R. Carpenter. ../.../..../Something to say?/Include email for reply./"
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“The Mandrake Vehicles” by Oni Buchanan

Screen capture of “The Mandrake Vehicles” by Oni Buchanan. White-colored background with black-colored words as text. There are letters of the colors yellow, green, light green, orange, brown and light-brown colors around the screen capture, on a bigger side than the text. Some words can be read, others are in disorder and cant be read. Some of the words readable are: “Animals, grace like, parasols, green, nauseating, top, a, by, fork”, etcetera.
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“New Word Order: Basra” by Sandy Baldwin

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“Separation / Séparation” by Annie Abrahams

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“Tao” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim

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“Dawn” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim

Screen capture from “Dawn” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim. Image of a dark-tinged wilderness with three humanoid figures at the base, overlaid with opaque text. Text: Alone in a large house/five years ago/ s moving slowly, he/here in the chorus/of the blue deer, t/"
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“ii — in the white darkness: about [the fragility of] memory” by Reiner Strasser and M.D. Coverley

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“The Dreamlife of Letters” by Brian Kim Stefans

Screen shot from “The Dreamlife of Letters” by Brian Kim Stefans. Orange background with black text. The letters “de” are placed in the middle of the screen with ends of a word around it. For example, on top of “de” there are the words “lite”, putting these words together would spell “delite”. Text (without including the letters d and e in front of them): “lite, ntist, lft, light, licious”.
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