Author: Janice Campbell

Winter Poems by Stevenson, Emerson, and Hardy

Sometimes a poem evokes the mood of a season more than anything else could. “Picture-books in Winter” by Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Snow Storm” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy are three of my favorites.

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Multi-tasking is Highly Overrated

So . . . exactly how many things are you doing at this very moment? How many programs are open on your computer, and how many windows in your browser? If you’re anything like me, I’m guessing there are too...

Will you choose to be an ant?

The Ant or the Grasshopper? A Reason to Give Thanks

The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. While I believe in the power of giving thanks daily, if not hourly, this day offers an additional opportunity to reflect on things I’m grateful for. After family,...

Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers

Literature Connects Disciplines

Why study literature in the context of art, music, history, and worldview? Context—the history, art, and music related to a particular piece of literature—helps to bring a book to life and make it more understandable, especially if the book was...

Veterans Day: What It Is, How to Celebrate

Here’s a tribute to veterans everywhere, with links to teaching resources, quotes, and patriotic music. Thanks to those who have served, and to their families who wait.

Why You Need Your Own Business Domain (And How to Get It)

How will your clients find you? Where will they go to get more information about your business? Hint: It’s not likely to be the phone book or the phone. Chances are that many of your customers will find your business...

Biographical Approach Paper Format

Here is a biographical approach paper format you may use to write about authors or other significant people. Approach papers help students think through the things they study in a deeper way, so this can be useful not only for Excellence in Literature, but also for any subject.

keyhole composition organizer for essay-writing

Organize Essays with the Keyhole Essay Organizer

The Keyhole Essay Organizer appears in many forms across the Web. It can be a very helpful visual reminder of what goes into a basic essay–introduction, body, conclusion, plus some helpful tips.

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