Sigfried D. Abuel

ELA Teacher
NBCT of Language Arts


This site is dedicated to taking analytic, interpretive, and creative processes and turning them into heuristic diagrams  or multimedia narratives for teachers and students. From t-charts to venn diagrams, from Freytag's Pyramid to Burke's Pentad, such acts codified a thought process and made them easily transferable. This act reduces cognitive load, allowing us to apprehend abstract concepts and coax out latent ideas. 

Contributions made by fellow teachers and students will be noted within or next to the resource. Attributions for all other materials will be made when applicable. 


Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: 

  • The essays of Michel de Montaigne 
  • Parallel Lives by Plutarch
  • Thais by Anatole France  
  • The Bhagavad-Gita 
  • The Ramayana by Valmiki
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 
  • No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre 
  • Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • If on a winters night a traveler by Italo Calvino 
  • Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
  • The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
  • The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman  
  • Anything by Franz Kafka 
  • Most poems by Yehuda Amichai 
  • Most poems by Jalaluddin Rumi  
  • Any poem by E.E. Cummings