Welcome, Mrs. Sewell's 8th Graders!
Charles Dickens - - A Christmas Carol
His Life and Times...The History
His Family and Friends
Working at 12 (Scroll to "Warren's Blacking Factory")
How Dickens Saved Christmas
Biographical Animated Video
Easy to read version of story
Scrooge's Psychological Profile??
Dickens' games, puzzles, plus!
Glossary - - Helpful!!
Audio of entire novella
BRITISH lady reads WHOLE TEXT to you!
Some questions answered here!
Who's St. Dunstan? Find out!
Article from Teen Ink
More allegorical information
What are the major themes?
Mega "Carol" Quiz
Major Themes in "Carol"
Wildlife & Nature Online Gallery
Thousands of great photos here!
Another great gallery of photos!
Many more pictures from which to select for your poem writing!
Historic Photo Gallery
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Many great photos!
National Gallery of Art
**Click on the "Collections" tab to view artwork
Smithsonian Image Gallery
"The Cremation of Sam McGee" audio/video
"The Cremation of Sam McGee" text
What do YOU think happens in the end?
Real people present poems that have spoken to them.
"The Emigrant Irish" -- Steve Murphy
"Settling" Laura Treadway
Dictionary of Symbols
Can you find one in your poem?
Create Simile Poem
11 hours surf +
sandy surf sound
Complete Grammar Text
Anything 8th graders should know about grammar is HERE.
Possessive Nouns -- Khan Academy
This will help you with IXL standards CC3 and CC4.
Adjectives -- Comparative and Superlative -- Khan Academy
This will help you with IXL standards FF3 and FF4.
Using Dashes -- Khan Academy
In just over 6 mins, learn how to ace IXL standard E1
Website help for IXL standards EE3 and EE4
Type in the verb, then press "conjugate," then "full conjugation."
Using Ellipses -- Khan Academy
Learn how to ace IXL standard F1 in two easy steps!
Quick Adverb Quiz
Which level can you master?
Battleship with Adverbs!
If you make a hit, correctly answer the question!
Interactive Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences
Online quizzes to test your know-how!! Good luck.
Click on one of these two games! TRY!
More Preposition Review
Save the baby kangaroos with these EASY questions!
Can you pass this quiz?
Interactive Grammar Quizzes
See what you know!
Basic Grammar Games
Play games with nouns, adjectives, and verbs
Find parts of speech and be rewarded!
Words and Videos -- if you have youtube
The Giver, Gathering Blue
Full text "The Giver"
Full text online
Full audio "The Giver"
Listen and follow along!
Full text "Gathering Blue"
Full audio "Gathering Blue"
Author Lois Lowry gives us a 3-minute talk about her new heroine, Kara, and the world in which she lives.
Definition of Utopia
Utopian community located in Virginia
A community located in Scotland
A community located in Missouri
This site contains futuristic ideas, which you are welcome to use
7 planned utopian communities you can visit
"Dead Poets Society" -- Robin Williams
"Understanding Poetry -- by J. Evans Pritchard"
You want us to do what with the pages?
Perspective -- "We must constantly look at things in a different way."
"Come see for yourselves!"
Allusion to "Road Not Taken"
Take a walk, boys!
A poet lives within us all.
Allusion to "O Captain, My Captain"
Tribute to a legend
Cite Your Sources video
Why do I cite sources? Video
Should I steal work? "NO!"
RSU 29 Library
Find articles here to use in your essays!
NoodleTools Express --CHOOSE MLA
Citations page -- copy and paste!!
Interactive visual to help you plan your writing prompt
Notecard mini tutorial
How do I create a notecard?
10 Tips for Taking Notes
Helpful hints for a SUPERB research paper!
How to write citations correctly within your text
"How to" video for writing a compare/contrast paragraph
...to help you with compare/contrast writing
Persuasive Writing Video
Persuasive writing is everywhere!
ELA class items with literature book
Full text "Old Ben"
Read about an unusual snake
"Charles" full text
Mini Biography Langston Hughes
"Thank You, M'am" song #2 version
I LOVE THIS ONE!!! Blue Suede shoes for the troops 1956
"Thank You, M'am" song
Elvis Presley "Blue Suede Shoes"
Full text "The Storyteller"
Full text online
Audio of "The Storyteller"
"Storyteller" -- train scene Harry, Ron, Hermoine
"Storyteller" -- another train scene with a comic
Mini Biography Edgar Allan Poe
New -- about 4 mins
Film "Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
Actor portrayal -- 10 mins
1953 Animated Verson "Tell-Tale Heart"
Creepy cartoon -- 7 1/2 mins
Tell-Tale Heart live version -- newer version
27 mins. "Freak Daddy Productions"
Documentary Edgar Allan Poe
Audio of "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Pure audio joy!
Full length movie "Adventures of Speckled Band"
What happened to Julia Stoner?
Emily Dickinson Bio Video -- 10 minutes
Learn about the famous poet's life
Mini Bio Robert Frost -- 3 1/2 mins
A fascinating American poet who knew JFK
"Road Not Taken" audio -- 2 1/2 mins
One of the most well-known poems in America
"Road Less Traveled" song by Lauren Aliana
Mini Bio Walt Whitman -- 3 mins
Learn about this famous New England poet
"O Captain, My Captain"
"Why Leaves Turn Color"
Argumentative Topics 1
Argumentative Topics 2
Full text "Baker Heater League"
Mrs. Sewell's Quizlet Page
HHS Moodle Page
Find "Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Sewell" for flashcard help and more!
Turn off the lights and be very scared...
American Folklore -- Ghost Stories
Several short spooky tales
Haynesville Woods, Part I
Heard about the Haynesville Woods? It's in our back yard...
Haynesville Woods, Part II
There's a second story here.
...in case you're stuck for a story idea
Houlton Student Podcasts -- Scary stories come to life!
Podcasts from the last few years of kids' work
Number the Stars
Online full text Number the Stars
Need to review? Here's the book in full!
Simple Map of Denmark
Setting for our novel
King Christian X rides through town
during Nazi occupation
King Christian X
Carousel at Tivoli Gardens
Diary of Anne Frank
"Diary of Anne Frank" full text of play
Full text of play
INCREDIBLE interactive website!
WW II and the Holocaust
Children of the Holocaust
Stories of children caught up in the Holocaust
Map Operation Overlord
Map Europe WW II -- 1944
Map of Normandy, France
WW2 Map Allies/Axis Countries (p. 3/4)
Timeline Jr. Scholastic WWII
Fun with Dr. Seuss!
"Yertle the Turtle" full text
Read an allegory by beloved Dr. Seuss
"Yertle the Turtle" audio (6:35)
Listen to the allegory as you follow along with the text
"Yertle the Turtle" musical video (4:24)
A different spin to the Dr. Seuss allegory
Slide show presentation explaining "Yertle the Turtle" allegory
HOW is this an ALLEGORY?
"The Lorax" movie
"The Sneetches" game!
Catch a Thing game!
"Oh the Places" game!
Color "Grinch" pages
The Politics of Dr. Seuss
Really?? He wrote with theme in mind? (Yes!)
LORAX quest -- Save the Trees!!
collect coins...good luck!