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Countdown to novel writing

This November. Nanowrimo. Finally.

November is National Novel Writing Month and this fall, I’m writing a first draft of my first novel in thirty days! I have always wanted to take on Nanowrimo, but the idea of writing a novel has always scared me to death. 467 more words


Reflection: Teaching Grammar & Vocabulary

In November, I wrote about ideas on how I was planning to change up my grammar instruction.  And in January I discussed vocabulary instruction… 477 more words

Middle School

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

This is an excellent book I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone or put on any library shelf.

Lucy is a 12-year-old girl who is being raised by her single grandmother.  251 more words

Peer Relationships In YA Fiction

Review | Boy in the Tower

At first, this novel seems like a strange entity: a sci-fi about killer plants and a boy stuck in a tower block. Yet, as you delve deeper into it, you realise that it is so much more. 146 more words


Week 3

This post is week 3 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators. The prompt for this week is: What is the biggest change you are considering making for your learners in the coming school year? 150 more words


A Survey of Smiles

Yesterday was my last day working at my school. I worked there for three years, and it was my first full-time teaching job. One thing that’s unusual about my school is that teachers loop with their students for two years. 425 more words