Achieving Assignments

NCTE11 News and Notes 2

Need some inspiration during these last few days before Winter Break?!  While the... 

NCTE11 News and Notes

My school district afforded me the wonderful opportunity to attend my very first... 

Symbols, Signs and Slides

  Whether or not you are an educator, viewing the two videos below will be... 

I Spy a New Word!

A colleague just shared this fun yet surprisingly useful site with me moments ago. ... 

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A Six Year Old’s Simple Rules of Life

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To My Daughter

  This is a rare, super personal post for me.  I debated posting it but am... 

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My Father’s Last Lesson

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Surprise Santa

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You Don’t Say!

ORIGINALLY TAKEN FROM A HANDOUT WE’VE USED IN OUR ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FOR QUITE... 

My Mom, Still the Coolest Mom Around

Mom and Me 4th Grade International Cooking Days at school (most creative room... 

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Achieving Assignments

NCTE11 News and Notes 2

Need some inspiration during these last few days before Winter Break?!  While the following post does not give the NCTE 11 session, National Literature Project, nearly enough justice, I’m sharing a few inspirational tidbits that continue to stick with me since attending a month ago.  I continue to be inspired . . . ~ Meaning is neither in... [Read more of this review]

NCTE11 News and Notes

My school district afforded me the wonderful opportunity to attend my very first National Council of Teachers of English conference held in Chicago, Illinois this year.  I met wonderful national colleagues, many of whom I’ve been conversing with online but never had the opportunity to meet face-to-face, and I returned to school feeling completely... [Read more of this review]

Symbols, Signs and Slides

  Whether or not you are an educator, viewing the two videos below will be worth your while.  Sit back and enjoy the symbolism within our daily lives. . . . Here is an assignment I recently shared with my two accelerated freshman English classes.  We have a rigorous curriculum to follow in the classroom yet I wanted to give the students opportunity... [Read more of this review]

I Spy a New Word!

A colleague just shared this fun yet surprisingly useful site with me moments ago.  I LOVE to make up my own words myself (I had a major case of truckitis last night) so I was inspired instantly.   Fortunately for you, GG guests, I am going to practice some friendsourcing today.  There will be no peanut-buttering allowed and if you stick around long... [Read more of this review]

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