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National Write-A-Poetry-Paper Month!

April is National Poetry Month and with a bit of scheduling luck, I find myself knee-deep in Harlem Renaissance poetry. Let me be upfront: I love poetry.  562 more words

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A Book Review!

Sometimes, I can write for fun- so excited that H.P accepted my book review for Octavia Butler’s Fledging.  Find it at his blog, Everyday Should Be Tuesday!

How My AP Literature Teacher Crushed My Post It Note Dreams (And Taught Me How to Annotate)

What makes a good reader?

I’ve spent the last two years of teaching juniors trying to answer this very question and each year I arrive at some same things and some different.   996 more words

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"Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum"

I love it when the seniors leave little gems in their OneNotes for me to find.  Especially when in the midst of The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood.

Life is Not a Solo Act. [Nor is teaching.]

My 11th grade English teacher had one motto and one motto only for nearly every inquiry or sought after advice: life is not a solo act.  653 more words