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'Luella Miller' by Mary Wilkins Freeman

Luella Miller by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, 1902

The magic trick:

Putting the bulk of the story through the frame of Lydia Andersons retelling… 240 more words


Day 16 - 1600+ words (Someone Gets Fired)



Mason’s mother told him to go to his room.  That always meant something bad was about to happen.  The toys in his room didn’t seem like toys when he was sent there.   1,680 more words


Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower,

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf,

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American Literature

Mark Twain cared about words: Pa’s boot with a couple of his toes leaking out of the front end; the sow lying in the middle of the street looking…

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To Kill a Mockingbird // Harper Lee



When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading to his accident. I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that. 23 more words

Empathy, and recognizing humanity

“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin has to be one of my favorite stories, and it paired perfectly today with my need to discuss racism with my students. 391 more words

Ethnicity Studies

Poetry: Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven


Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore–
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

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