Vampire novels used at Cabrillo to teach reading, writing skills Bella and Edward, the brooding teen/vampire duo battling with forbidden love in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels, have made pale skin and denial of one’s carnal desires hip.

Now, they can also take a bow for serving as the entryway to get more students interested in literature and writing.

Two professors at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif., have collaborated on a set of classes that teach students reading and writing skills using the “Twilight” novels and the horror genre in general.

Cabrillo English and reading instructor Jeannete Richey got the idea when she noticed that students who treated most books like vampires react to sunlight, were tearing through the “Twilight” trilogy with a ravenous appetite.

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ newcomers talk about their characters Saturday night, at the American Music Awards pre-party at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, several newcomers from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 were interviewed on the red carpet about their forthcoming work as Twilight vamps.

For starters, Judi Shekoni (“Zafrina”) and Tracey Heggins (“Senna”) were together, noting that both of their characters are from the Amazon Coven and that they had the opportunity to meet Robert Pattinson already.

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Muse Insist They’re ‘Happy’ With ‘Twilight’ Fanbase Muse’s victory in the Favorite Alternative Rock Artist category at Sunday night’s 2010 American Music Awards felt like the crown jewel in what has been a pretty incredible few years for the band.

Their latest album, 2009’s The Resistance, has sold millions of copies around the world, scored them a handful of hit singles, allowed them to sell out concerts on four different continents and perform at a number of high-profile television events. A bulk of that success is because of Muse’s participation on the soundtracks of “The Twilight Saga” movies (Muse are “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s favorite band). Their “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” for one, was the lead single from the soundtrack to last summer’s “Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

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I can’t wait to see the new cast all vamped, although we won’t see some until the second part, but who knows, maybe we’ll get some set pics like the ones from Brazil 😉 What do you think of the new cast? What did you think of their interviews?

What do you think of the Cabrillo College new reading and writing program?

What have you thought of Muse’s music so far for the saga? Where you a fan before the movies?

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