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World Read Aloud Day 2017

We are participating in World Read Aloud Day again this year and fourth grade classes are my target once again.  We have had a crazy start back after winter break with 2 winter storms.   396 more words

Teaching High School English : Dialogue Prompts

Ok, I have to get my students writing. I am utilizing Tumblr to find interesting writing prompts.  Here are a few examples of dialogue prompts and the creative and fantastic writing that emerged!!! 119 more words

Crazy Ways To Teach H.S. English!

Lessons from a WWII Veteran: Student Response

Last week we were privileged and honored to host Metanoia guest speaker, Clayton Nattier (see photo above), World War II Air Force pilot, purple heart recipient and former POW. 946 more words

School Days

Shadows in the Flames (A Review)

Review by Curtis Cole

                Brent Roth returns to the writing milieu with the third entry in The Dragon’s Wrath, a massive novel following the exploits of protagonist gamer-extraordinaire Brent and his obsession with the virtual reality MMORPG The Dragon’s Wrath. 1,346 more words

Student Reviews

Roland Barthes "Toys" and Gender

In Roland Barthes essay Toys, he discusses the way in which toys are made to reflect the adult world, conditioning children to become accustomed to their expected roles and responsibilities as adults. 620 more words

Student Writing

Five Little Pumpkins: A Literacy Narrative by Whitney Crow

Five Little Pumpkins

            Almost a decade ago I first began the journey of teaching my children how to read.  Nine years later I have a twelve-year-old daughter that reads above the level of a college sophomore, and an eight-year-old son whose ability to read is almost as impressive.  1,223 more words


The Norse in Films: An Extrapolation of Roland Barthes' THE ROMANS IN FILMS (by Chris Forest)

Throughout his essay, The Romans in Films, Roland Barthes addresses the tendency for cinema, especially in his times, to fall back on symbols and tropes that are neither fully artificial, nor fully grounded in the reality beyond the silver screen. 765 more words

Student Writing