• Macmillan Learning Webinar Series

    This week, Macmillan and Bedford English are hosting English Webinar Week. This means free 30-minute webinars every day from October 7th–11th that will share ideas, teach strategies, and the latest tre...
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  • Shakespeare's Birthday

    April 23rd, 2019 will be William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday. Centuries later, this poet, playwright, linguist, and actor is still celebrated as one of the most influential and brilliant writers in history. To ...
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  • Alex, what is Composition Jeopardy?

    Ok, it's the end of the semester. We're wiped out, students are wiped out, and we're either slogging or sprinting to the due date for the final essay in Comp I. The other night at dinner, I got the nutty idea that we ...
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  • MAP Event: University of California, San Diego

    Macmillan Author Program event at UCSD The Muir College Writing Program at University of California, San Diego, uses Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground, by Emily Parker, and recently ...
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  • Ever watched a movie about a handbook?

    Truth be told, we really did make a movie about a handbook this year. But the way I see it, it's more a movie about a community--a community of writing teachers who believe in a particular handbook and the power it's ...
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  • Nominate your program by Nov 10  (Diana Hacker/TYCA Awards)

    In 2005, Bedford/St. Martin's partnered with the Two Year College Association to sponsor the Diana Hacker TYCA Awards for Outstanding Programs in English as a way to honor a brilliant teacher and provide rec...
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  • Teaching commas, critical thinking, and caring

    I came across Barbara Fister's post "Beyond Ignorance" last week. Fister, an academic librarian*, crime novelist, and frequent blogger, writes provocatively about the mission of the college library in times ...
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  • Nancy Sommers on Argument

    Teacher, scholar, and author Nancy Sommers pairs her voice with student voices in a brief video that reminds us, just as we begin the academic year, that disagreement is at the foundation of intellectual inquiry and a...
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  • Talk show activity helps with Annotated Bibliography

    When I teach annotated bibliography, I have the class do a "talk show" activity. I ask students to imagine that they are producers of a morning talk show, and I give each small group their topic for the...
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  • Learning from interns: Style matters

    Here at Macmillan, we've been blessed with several excellent summer interns in our Boston office, and it's been a pleasure to get to know them and their habits as writers and as young professionals. Paola Garcia-Muniz...
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  • Technology Tuesday: Engaging Students with Literature in Virtual Spaces

    Today's technology Tuesday comes from Tim Hetland's fantastic resource, Teaching Literature with Digital Technologies.  This assignment explores how to use Second Life to engage your students with literature...
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  • Using a Bedford/St. Martin's Reader or Rhetoric with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers or Writer's Help 2.0? Customize your course with reading quizzes specific to your text!

    In a previous blog post, I talked about the availability of Exercise Central quizzes in all English LaunchPad and LaunchPad Solo products published after summer 2016. This post covers additional banks of que...
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  • The most famous book that takes place in every state

    What's the most famous book in your state? Comment below! Originally authored by Melia Robinson, posted on Business Insider:  The most famous book set in every state - Business Insider 
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  • Diana Hacker/TYCA Awards for Outstanding Programs in English

    Since 2005, Bedford/St. Martin’s has sponsored a series of awards in the name of Diana Hacker, beloved handbook author and dedicated teacher for more than three decades at Prince George’s Community College...
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  • 4Cs: Session on Digital Writing Centers

    For anyone who wasn't able to make it to 4Cs this year - or anyone who had the same problem I did in choosing from among the amazing sessions available - I thought I would share a quick rundown on a great session I at...
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  • Assign, reflect, revise. Repeat.

    4c17englisheditorblog Assignment design can be rough. It's one of those talents teachers of writing develop over time with coffee, a sense of humor, and reflection. Too few of us get the mentoring we need to build su...
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  • More Exercise Central Quizzes Available in Composition Digital Products

    The third batch of Exercise Central quizzes is now available in Composition digital products. This batch of 26 new quizzes once again expands on our existing coverage with 258 new questions on impo...
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  • New in Composition Digital Products for Fall: Improved Diagnostics in LaunchPad and Writer's Help

    One of the greatest appeals of classroom technology is the opportunity it offers for targeting interventions based on real-time data. Last fall, we introduced diagnostic activities in Writer’s Help, LaunchPad So...
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  • "A Guide to Getting Started with a Writing in the Disciplines Approach" presented by Susan Miller-Cochran

    PRESENTED BY Susan Miller-Cochran    ABOUT THE PRESENTER   Susan Miller-Cochran, now Director of the Writing Program at the University of Arizona, helped shape the First-Year Writing Progr...
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  • New Diagnostic Reports Coming in English

    For Fall 2016, we are going to have some new diagnostic reports coming to Writer's Help 2.0 and some LaunchPad courses that will allow you to see in one screen a comparison of pre-test and post-test results by class, ...