The Amazing Adventures of Equiano

This online book from the International Children’s Digital Library traces the journey of Equiano, a young African boy of the Ibo tribe, from his capture by Africans to his life in the Americas. It describes his arduous adventure from slavery … Continue reading

Pollyanna Novel to Film THUMB

Pollyanna explains the “Glad Game” to Nancy and learns more about the dangers of the common housefly from Aunt Polly. Follow this scene from Eleanor H. Porter’s original novel through Simon Nye’s adaptation of the scene in his screenplay to … Continue reading

Sink It n Solve It

The game is tight and your team is close to victory. To win, you’ll have to help RIF’s mascot, Riffington, sink some free throw shots. And while you make the shots, you’ll have to solve a mystery word puzzle at … Continue reading

203 N. Amity Street

It’s been over 170 years since Poe lived at 3 Amity Street, the quaint little house then on the outskirts of Baltimore. Poe moved in with his aunt, cousins, and grandmother near the beginning of 1833 and moved out in … Continue reading

Eye On Idioms

Students are more likely to understand, recall, and care about what an idiom means after having played with the phrase through a highly engaging exploration of metaphorical language. Eye on Idioms can be used to engage students in a study … Continue reading

Doctor Zhivago - Who's Who_From Other Who's Who

A guide to the story and to the players of Doctor Zhivago. Produced by WGBH/Masterpiece.

The Merchant of Venice Drama to Film THUMB

Follow a scene from William Shakespeare’s original play to the scene as realized in Trevor Nunn’s television adaptation of the stage production. Since Nunn does not change Shakespeare’s language, how does he transpose the Elizabethan world to a more contemporary … Continue reading

Zora Neale Hurston - Career Timeline

View a timeline of the life and career of Zora Neale Hurston. Produced by Thirteen/American Masters.

Circle Plot Diagram

Introducing the concept of text structure to elementary students is made easy–and fun!–through the use of the Circle Plot Diagram. The tool can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure … Continue reading

Little Dorrit - Slideshow - Davies on Characters

Andrew Davies, the screenwriter for Little Dorrit, introduces you to the characters of the film. Produced by WGBH/Masterpiece.

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