Exploring Genres of Fiction #1

#1 - What's a Mystery Novel? First of all, there has to be a detective who is set apart from everybody else (including the reader) for eccentric habits/appearance (or by contrast total blandness), exceptional intelligence, the practice of making obscure statements instead of just revealing deductions and revelations as they…

October Celebrations

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is a great time to start. For many, October  is time for Harvest Festivals, an ancient celebration revived in many church and community groups as an alternative to Halloween; or All…

Remember 9/11 While Teaching ELA

Reading and Viewing, Writing and Talking About 9/11 Here's link to resources to use as you stay on track teaching ELA skills while honoring those men and women who stepped in to assist those in need and the civilian and military leaders who work so hard to maintain domestic and…

Recent Review of Reading Book

A "must have" for Middle School LA teachers! By Jocko on August 21, 20141> Format: Kindle Edition Roseboro’s done it again. I thought her first book “Teaching Middle School Language Arts” should be on every teacher’s bookshelf. Well, this one should be right beside it. With every page I read, I find…
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