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This Is How I Disappear

In my ‘office’ there is a set of three drawers containing various bits and bobs, in the bottom drawer of which you will find folders of loose sheets of paper and handwritten  notebooks with story ideas, chapters from novels, some typed up later, some not. 655 more words

Student Life

George Best Close Reading

I’ve uploaded the power point we used today. This will be useful preparation for Monday’s assessment. George Best

Close Reading

"These readings are close, Dougal. Those readings are far away."

For academics, teachers and students of English Literature, I think questioning the nature of their main activity – reading texts – is pretty central to the practice itself. 827 more words


stopping random lists of facts (or small groups to support standard 2 with informational text)

we know that all teachers have seen the reader who creates long lists of facts when reading an informational text. you know what we mean…it looks similar to this page of notes from a student who has dutifully jotted down “important” facts and details from his informational text: 1,015 more words


Close Reading #2

The Kite Runner

“‘For you, a thousand times over,’ I heard myself say. Then I turned and ran. It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn’t make everything all right. 254 more words

Close Reading

Curb the capitalism

There has been this meme going around, about how Steve Jobs was the son of Syrian refugees. The meme is being used as a reason to support the Syrian refugees being able to have a safe space in the US. 157 more words


Slice of Life: Every Picture Tells a Story

On Thursday, I’ll be heading to Minneapolis for my third NCTE Annual Convention. The previous two conventions have energized and inspired me. It’s such a thrill to meet nationally known educators and authors. 417 more words

Slice Of Life