Tag Archives: reading

List of Stories To Read… Part 2

What wonderful suggestions you have all given!  I won’t be publishing lists every day, but especially because we are celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States today, diversity in literature seems especially important. The books, … Continue reading

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List of Stories To Be Read…..Part 1

Thanks to all of my readers who gave so many fabulous suggestions of favorite books, poems and authors, in response to my post An Embarrassing Personal Admission.  I thought I would share some of the suggestions here, so you might … Continue reading

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An Embarrassing Personal Admission

A month or so ago, in the middle of our department meeting, the supervisor of our high school ENL department asked us to go get the books or short stories that our students were currently reading.  We laid them on … Continue reading

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The Thing About Teaching

This is such a broad topic, and I have wildly strong opinions about education in general and specifically about teaching.  But I’m going to focus here on the month of January. Whaaaat?  What does January have to do with anything? … Continue reading

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“The Mutiny or Editing Sucks” rated AHS

Ok, I’ll say it.  Editing SUCKS.  I hate everything about it. Since this post is rated AHS, After High School, I don’t have to worry about my high school English students reading this.  And throwing it back in my face. … Continue reading

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The F-Word Dinner

I don’t know why I write.  Isn’t that crazy?  To spend so much energy doing something and not to know why.  Why does anyone write?  To be clear, I don’t have to write.  My job doesn’t depend on it.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Calling All Canadians!

You have to help me out, please.  I have an embarrassing admission.  I know almost nothing about Canadian literature. When I say “almost nothing,” I mean that literally.  How is that possible?  Growing up, in English classes, we were exposed … Continue reading

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Hooked On The Hunger Games

Some books grab me and I go back to them over and over again.  And over again.  I always find something I missed the first thousand times I read it.  I’m a prolific reader and a sucker for a good … Continue reading

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Remembering Why I Love Teaching, Or Do I?

This is a good day to reflect on why I love to teach.  Especially because the last couple of weeks have sucked.  Let me rephrase that…..my lessons haven’t worked.  At all.  So back to the drawing board. For all of … Continue reading

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The List of My Favorite Book….the Sequel

I can’t help it.  Once again, I found myself talking to someone about a book and saying “Oh that’s my favorite book!” And, of course, it’s one of my favorite books.  In October, I posted My List of Favorite Book and realized … Continue reading

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