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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/15/14

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. 136 more words

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Bibliographic Information:

Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. New York: Random House, 1996.

Plot Description: The story of Chris McCandless’s short life and tragic death is legend to some and foolish error to others, but this narrative nonfiction book is nonetheless engaging and informative, especially for older teenagers.  474 more words

Reading For Pleasure

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/8/14

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. 1,193 more words

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And they finally worked as a team

Yesterday was a beautiful thing. The class that had been at each other’s throats somehow transformed before my eyes into a functioning learning community. And I owe it all to zombies. 826 more words

Education

It's Already December?!

Hi hi hi everyone! It’s that time of year! December means celebrating and wrapping up 2014…. and ALSO the start of one of my FAVORITE topics to teach and learn: Pathogens & Disease! 156 more words

Vocabulary

Teaching Nonviolence through Biography

I am from St. Louis and the events of the past week have literally hit close to home for me.  As an educator I know that we have an obligation to talk to our students about the events surrounding the conflict in Ferguson and I believe it is an opportunity to teach valuable lessons from the stories of history. 540 more words