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Gary Kinswa
Dr Amy Montz
English 444
11 December 2014
Annotated Bibliography
"Annotated Bibliographies." Purdue OWL: Online Writing Lab. Purdue University, n.d. Web. 06
Nov. 2014. <>.
Like most of the Purdue Owl articles, the main purpose for this site is to teach proper
writing and citing skills. The article begins with an overview, basically giving
background information on annotated bibliographies, their purpose, and then step-by-step
instructions on how to enter annotations. The next section of the article gives sample
annotations for MLA, APA, and CMS formatting styles. After each of these samples, the
site also gives further background on each of the samples offering further tips on different
types of annotations (ie summary, evaluation, reflection, or a mix of all three). As
usual, the Purdue Owl Writing Lab is the quintessential guide to writing styles and
Brooks, Eben. " Hey There Cthulhu: The Photomontage Video [a Lovecraftian song]." YouTube.
YouTube, 06 Jul. 2008. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
A cute little video montage that combines vivid imagery from the Cthulhu fandom and a
spoof cover of Hey There Delilah by the Plain White Ts. I feel that this was the perfect
way to not only get the students to think Lovecraft, but also to put them at ease and help
them to open up and encourage spirited conversation.

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"Cthulhu Files." Cthulhu Files. Ed. Joseph Morales., 19 Jan. 2013. Web. 11 Dec.
2014. <>.
This website not only explores The Call of Cthulhu but the entire Cthulhu mythos and the
inspiration that it has had in modern literature and pop fiction. The website has lists of
authors, poets, stories, and even other websites devoted to the mythos. Along with this
they also have several appendix that give detailed information about the other gods and
symbols found throughout the mythos.
Green, John. "How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1." YouTube.
YouTube, 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
The YouTube Crash Course series is an educational video series that was developed,
written by, and stars young adult novelist John Green and his brother Hank. The series is
broken into different subjects, with Hank focusing on the Sciences (Biology, Ecology,
Chemistry, and Psychology) and John hosting what he refers to as the Humanities (US
and World History, English Literature, and a new series called Big History which has
been funded by Bill Gates). These short videos give students a down-to-earth, accessible
tutorial that combines humor, pop culture, and learning. With over 2 million followers,
these videos are an excellent resource for teachers not only providing a quality learning
tool for the classroom but also giving them an example of how learning can be fun and
"Homepage - ReadWriteThink." National Council of Teachers of English,
n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2014. <>.

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This is a reference website written by teachers for teachers. The site is broken down by
grade level, resource type, learning objective, and theme. The site offers a step-by-step
breakdown of lesson plans, handouts, activities, assignment sheets, and even grading
rubrics that can be directly downloaded for use in a classroom or used as a base line
towards developing your own assignment and lesson plan ideas. The lesson plans range
from critical thinking to creative writing and includes a lesson overview, core standards
addressed, resources, and an instructional plan. This is the perfect resource for teachers
looking for new ideas, looking to expand on current lessons, or just wanting to mix it up a
Hugo, Richard. The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing. New York:
W.W. Norton, 2010. Print.
The Triggering Town is a series of essays written by former college professor and
American poet, the late Richard Hugo. These essays cover everything from teaching
invention, arrangement, and revision to seeking out your (and your students) true voice.
This was a book that was used in my advanced poetry workshop to help us hear from a
voice that has not only taught writing, but has also lived the life of a writer. The essays
are very accessible and the writing style is entertaining while still being imformative.
Lahey, Jessica. "How Stephen King Teaches Writing." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company,
09 Sept. 2014. Web. 09 Nov. 2014. <
This article is a wonderful question and answer session featuring former high school
teacher and current master of horror Stephen King discussing his teaching style. The most
important take away from this article is Kings desire to make each of his 55 minute

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classes feel like 30 minutes. He mentions that teachers are unable to order students to be
engaged and interested, you have to actually engage them and interest them. He also
speaks about the difference between performing a role in the classroom and
demonstrating a level of enthusiasm that your students can feed off of. King also covers
his philosophy of concentrating more on teaching step by step invention techniques than
worrying about every single grammatical error. This is a wonderful article with only one
area that I strongly question, and that is Kings suggestion that it is impossible to make a
competent writer out of a bad writer. I guess that I am still nave enough to believe that
anything is possible.
Loveraft, Howard P. The Call of Cthulhu. N.p.:"The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft. The
H.P. Lovecraft Archive, 20 Aug. 2009. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
One of Hp Lovecrafts most popular short stories, The Call of Cthulhu created its own
genre of mythology meets horror meets magical realism. Written as a manuscript found
amongst the papers of Bostonian anthropologist Francis Wayland Thurston the story was
the springboard for a series of tales featuring ancient deities The Great Old Ones. The
stories in this collection became known as the Cthulhu Mythos. Writers that joined in this
combined literary universe include August Derleth, Stephen King, William S. Burroughs,
and Neil Gaiman just to name a few.
NaturesTemper. "The Kraken-Lord Tennyson." YouTube. YouTube, 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 08
Dec. 2014.
A wonderful poem written by Alfred Tennyson in 1830. The poem was based on the
Kraken, a legendary sea monster that was said to dwell in the oceans near Norway and

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Greenland. This creature has been discussed in ancient mythology, folklore, and fiction
since the beginning of written history and has haunted our dreams since the first sailors
took to the sea. This poem was a major inspiration for The Call of Cthulhu.
"The H.P. Lovecraft Archive." The H.P. Lovecraft Archive. Ed. Loucks Donovan. N.p., 07 Oct.
2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <>.
A website for all things Lovecraft, not only does this site give you access to E-Copies of
many of his works as well as interesting information about the man and the legend that is
Howard Phillip Lovecraft. This resource was essential in researching the world of