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Into the Tall, Tall Grass by Loriel Ryon

Into the Tall, Tall Grass by Loriel Ryon (9781534449671)

Yolanda’s family has lived on the pecan farm for generations, but they aren’t accepted by the townsfolks who call the brujas, or witches. 343 more words

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The Monkey's Paw

Looking to introduce your students to the genre of horror this year? W. W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw” is fantastic intro to this genre. This story includes a number of literary devices, easy to follow story structure, and just the right amount of suspense. 18 more words


If You're Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser

Loutzenhiser, Katy. If You’re Out There. Balzer + Bray, 2019. 307p. ISBN: 9780062865670. $10.99. MS HS AT ***

If You’re Out There, Cover Image, GoodReads.com … 430 more words

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Ourselves, Unashamed

It seems that we all had the ‘cool’ kids back in middle and high school – the ones who were always incredibly popular, who wore the trendiest clothes, who were always the first to purchase the newest technology (yes, back in middle school, it meant having a BlackBerry Curve). 1,355 more words


My anxiety and depression journey - middle school AKA hell on earth

Where I lived, my grade was the first to be in a separate middle school for 7th and 8th grade. Schools where pushing teams and group work and Noone left behind. 592 more words


Bouncing Back

Many of us have had to find new ways to distract ourselves from the world.  You can only focus on a pandemic so long before it makes your brain explode.  543 more words

Writing Our Way Through: What Teaching During COVID-19 Can Teach Us About the Power of Authentic Writing

By MC Walker, Ph.D.

I’m a writing teacher. I firmly believe in the power of writing.

Throughout a traditional school year, most of my students have heard me declare: We write to inform! 1,459 more words

Authentic Writing