Fun (English) web sites.

I was looking for links for school.

One of them I found, Book a Minute is fun. It has a classics library with the plot line summarized in something that can be read in a minute. Imagine, you can read through it all in an hour or so, all the great classics.

The same host site has a “crazy libs”, like Mad Libs, for lots of books. You fill in the missing information and they give you a section from the book with your additions. It was pretty fun. (English teacher kind of fun, but fun. If you have to practice your grammar, it's much more interesting doing it with CrazyLibs.)

I found other information which is vital for teaching Gulliver's Travels. For instance, the billiards cue was invented just nine years before the publication of GT. Before that, the balls were hit with a small mace.

I spent a lot of time surfing the net for GT related things. And I still didn't get a whole three hours worth of lecture material. For which my students are very grateful.

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  1. I know i'm days late on commenting. But tithing is kind of a funny thing. Yeah we should. It says that. But you can't just blindly take out the 10% and not adjust your lifestyle to live on the 90% that you are left with.

    And I think that's when people get angry with tithing. They expect to be reimbursed right away, financially/monetarily. Of course they probably won't. I think that it is the only time you're allowed to really TEST GOD. But understand that along with giving up 10%, you have to adjust to living off of 90%. Otherwise, you are incompletely tithing. I think.

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