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
Literary Analysis, Themes, and Essay Writing, Oh my!! How did I not know about this? (probably because of PG-13 language: I’ll get permission slips, promise!) ThugNotes is narrated by Sparky Sweets, Ph.D., and yes there is some language, but the plot summaries and analysis are epic. For a secondary audience, this modern version of CliffsNotes is… Read More Saving Summer: More Good Things
Ah, the never-ending struggle, challenge, and balance with what has proven to work with what’s new. Teaching Joseph Campbell’s Journey of the Hero structural pattern works — it works because students understand truly what plot is, they can apply it to multiple mediums, stories, and their own lives, and wait…no more needs to be said. They can… Read More Absolutely True Attempt at Journey of the Hero
Hey, Summer!! Going by too fast, time to dance! Clean out the garage and DANCE! Oh, okay, I’ll do a little writing first. Don’t believe me, just watch! Lisa wrote on the N&N site (and thank you!) “Thank you for the blog post in which you explain your alliterative days of the week. (I use… Read More Literacy Dance Party!