Bookish Links - August 2014

by Sara Lewis


ELA 20: Moving Forward--Establishing and Realizing, To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Complete the Anticipation Guide
Moving Forward Anticipation Guide TKAM

Literature Circles: It is absolutely imperative that you are prepared for your literature circle meetings! 25 more words

Secondary Teacher

Top Five Friday: American Classics

Today, I finished reading a really interesting adaptation of a classic novel. I don’t want to say any more about it now (I’ll save it for my review!), but it got me thinking about my favorite classics. 612 more words

Top Five Friday

Michael Brown's death in Ferguson makes To Kill a Mockingbird Relevant Again

One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I’m always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago. 544 more words


In Cold Blood by Truman Capote vs. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a non-fiction novel based on the murder of the Clutter family, husband and wife, son and daughter, all four killed in their own home by Perry Smith and his accomplice Dick Hickock in 1959. 1,401 more words

Book Review

Trainspotting - A British Hobby

Honestly, the more tube lines I ride from start to finish the more I am intrigued by those who have taken trainspotting up as a hobby.  446 more words

The Year Before I Turned Thirty