Last week’s Instagram Challenge was a moderate success (more details to follow in a separate blog post later this week), and my freshmen are connecting nicely with Lennie and George from John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men. They’re getting to know Crooks this weekend and will hate Curley’s Wife when I see them Monday […]

We’re nearing the end of the first quarter in my school district and Halloween will be celebrated on campus this Friday, so this week is going to be one of those “little bit of that, little bit of that” weeks as we transition between major units. Our first round of Book Talks are done (hurray!), […]

After an initial stumble, Week 1 was a success, filled with meme-inspired rule setting and assigning of the summer work essay for my freshmen. This year, I had to say goodbye to my junior-level American Lit., so I’m now all-freshmen-all-the-time. Several folks have messaged me wondering about my pacing of the class. Continue reading