Digital Lit Circles: A Process and Templates for Any LMS

Have you ever tried facilitating digital lit circles? Explore a process that can be adapted for any grade and used in any LMS! The post […]

Six Popular Biography Series Featuring Women Heroes

It's Women's History Month, so let's highlight women! Here are six biography series students will love that feature female role models. The post Six Popular […]

Celebrating Black History Month All Year Long

February is Black History Month. Here is a list of literature and resources to celebrate black history and the black community all year long. The […]

Poetry lesson: What do you hear?

Here’s a short poetry task that worked well with YLs and teens. It’s based on a poem from A Nest Full of Stars by James […]

How Charles Dickens Saw America

On January 22, 1842, famed British author Charles Dickens, whose stories of life in Victorian England continue to capture the imagination of readers worldwide, arrived […]

Young Author Sets Sights on Political Service

Did you know that 97 percent of people who start to write a book never finish it? Out of every 1,000 people who set out […]

Engaging Learners with Memorable Lines from Literature

Photo by Elina Krima from Pexels Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a […]

Class Discussions Gone Digital

A colleague recently posted the following request for help in finding an interactive way for his students to respond to literature questions via class discussions. […]

Listen to Free Audiobooks

This summer http://www.audiosync.com is offering the opportunity to listen to young adult books for FREE! Sync is offering students aged 13 and up the opportunity […]

Reflections on Community, Our Town, and Precious Moments

I am still emotionally drained reflecting on the life lessons from the Milwaukee Rep’s performance of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town that Debbie and I enjoyed last […]

My Children Stories on Storybird

I studied creative writing at UCLA’s extension program back in the 90s with two published children’s authors.  It was my outlet for creativity. Since then, […]

Bring Your Novel to Life! 30+ Tips and Web Resources

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett Students struggle to read books and classic literature. One reason is that the […]

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