Monthly Archives: September 2014

Young Adult Literature Review #1

How I Live Now Author: Meg Rosoff Reading Level: 8.5 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic) Synopsis: How I Live Now tells the story of Daisy, a fifteen year old girl who is sent from her home in New York to her cousins’ … Continue reading

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Word Crimes!

Have you been looking for a catchy song about grammar?  Look no further!  Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” song would be a great way to start a grammar lesson. Activity Idea: Using “Word Crimes” as inspiration, students could rewrite another popular … Continue reading

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A Connectivist Approach to Reading Responses

Definition of Connectivism In a connectivist class, “there is no central content to the course.”  Rather the guiding principles are “that each person creates their own perspective on the material by selecting what seems important to them, and that it … Continue reading

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Welcome to Language, Literature, & Inspiration!

Following good teaching practice, I am starting my blog with my statement of purpose and my goals.  This blog, I hope, will help me re-examine the purpose of English education and allow me to discover new ideas to improve English … Continue reading

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