Don’t tell the kids, but Friday’s slides are really just a lecture I disguised to look like a game. Most of the time, the ruse works. Continue reading

Hope all is well with you. This week was a bullet train and I’m definitely looking forward to a weekend of rest – as I’m sure you are, too. Here are the latest three episodes over on YouTube: 1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of […]

Today’s drop of brilliance comes from Jess, a fellow bookworm and middle school English teacher. With her permission, I’m sharing a tangible and beautiful way to motivate your kids to keep reading their SSR books. Continue reading

We survived Full Moon Friday the 13th, y’all! Hope you had a great week and that things didn’t get too wacky yesterday. Here’s the latest from the ‘Tube: 1. MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides. 2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level […]

The year-long experiment has begun! For this academic year, I’m bringing little drops of high school English to YouTube as direct-to-student flipped instruction and teacher prep. Continue reading

Working with middle school writers at our library this summer, I’ve found a few storytelling tools that are too awesome not to share. Continue reading

Looking for your next summer read? The awesome folks at YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, have pulled together their list of the most popular books of 2019, as chosen by teen book groups from schools and public libraries around the U.S. The top 25 nominees are listed below (click here for a PDF of […]