just making a list… Read More a plan, of sorts
All American Boys Template Annotated Bibliography My district recently adopted some more current novels, All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely among them. I’ve had this novel since its publication, and while it didn’t collect any dust, I made sure to read as much as I could. Well, now it’s time to dive… Read More Curated Resources: All American Boys
TL:DR I am wondering if folks sometimes too narrowly focus on the one thing, instead of addressing the bigger, more challenging questions/issues. A few things I’ll weave together: Recently had an exchange about books* My older son told me about his friend who’s become an “anti-natalist.” The Venn Diagram in my mind connects in the… Read More Zealot.
Information and ideas about this text and series, and Native American Heritage Month… Read More A Girl Called Echo
Some quick ways to encourage students to find, create, and use #fanart to demonstrate love of literature and reading.… Read More Fan Art for All!
A few months ago, I made this book talk video and posted it on YouTube. I confess, I did try to find out how to pronounce words correctly, but I still goofed up. And yesterday I received an email correcting me on a few points: I added the email text to the video, and kept… Read More Grateful: Book Talk Revisited
Districts and English departments are scrambling for “diverse” books–while some of us have been doing this work, time to continue and support.… Read More Series: White People Homework (22) ‘Canon’ Fodder
Sag Harbor is 11 yrs old, but it’s a side of CWhitehead that might surprise readers that know only his two most recent novels. AND it’s about the summer AND an African American setting that many readers might not know exists https://t.co/3XIFvnrNDO #DisruptTexts #SummerReading — Joel /hō•ÉL/ Garza is cofounder of #THEBOOKCHAT 📓 (@JoelRGarza) June… Read More Series: White People Homework: Joy (10)
What happens when we as reading teachers don’t want to read a book?… Read More Book Tastebuds.
I remember how during sophomore year, my English class read Night by Elie Wiesel while we learned about the Holocaust in World History. After we finished the book, we read the author’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. I don’t remember the exact words, but I remember how he said something about how if people don’t… Read More The Patron Saints of Nothing