Drawn in by the hook of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” I went on a prowl of the red-lipped singer’s lyrics to find other Shakespearean bridges I could share with my students. Surprisingly, it was hard at times to separate the beauty from the bard. Don’t believe me? Okay, then, let’s play “William Shakespeare or Taylor Swift?” Continue reading

Recently, I’ve added a non-fiction element to complement each of my literature units. Yes, the emphasis on informational text in the Common Core standards was the impetus, but the former journalist in me was more than happy to dig into the periodical archives and unearth some gems. The non-fiction lesson that twisted my students’ hearts […]