What interesting times we live in! For those of you who are looking for book titles for kiddos in junior and senior high, I've compiled a list of books I've read and recommend and a few titles I haven't read but were recommended by various publishing houses and educational websites. Weblinks for more information concerning … Continue reading What to Read During Social Distancing
I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of The Unexpected Spy through Macmillan and Netgalley. This is the true story of a young woman’s experience being recruited by the CIA right out of university and getting immersed into the world of searching for terrorist activity. She then makes a move to the … Continue reading The Unexpected Spy
My English students are studying Gatsby. For a writing assignment I get them to choose (and this is THE most difficult part of the assignment) their favourite quote from the novel.... then write. They can responded any number of ways, I just want them to write. Write unencumbered, Write with abandon. Here are some questions … Continue reading We are loving Gatsby!
Today I had my rock star English students respond to lines in the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Here is MY response. Student responses follow as comments. Enjoy! For I have known them all already, known them all; Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life … Continue reading Prufrock in the Pudding
Today the students in my 11th grade English Class had to choose their favourite quote in the play "The Glass Menagerie" and respond. Here is the example I provided for them. Please feel free to read their responses in the comments section of this post! “He is the long-delayed but always expected something that we … Continue reading The Long Delayed But Always Expected…
My AP Engish class wanted to have a potluck. So we did. And while we were eating our delectable meal we discussed... what else our favourite books EVER. Favourite books from our childhood. Favourite books from middle school. Favourite books from present day. And what a lovely discussion it was. The snow fell in heaps … Continue reading Potluck and Prose