Books for Teens Scythe – Teen Review

Scythe – Teen Review

A teen review of Scythe by Neal Shusterman.     Scythe is one of those books that won’t just keep you on the edge of your seat for a short amount of time, but the whole story. During Rowan and Citra’s apprenticeship with Scythe Faraday they not only learn about scythe hood, they learn life lessons …

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Books for Teens Girls Don’t Fly – Teen Review

Girls Don’t Fly – Teen Review

Teen review of Girls Don’t Fly by Kristen Chandler “Home Range: Where specific birds hang out, not their whole species”  Birds can fly but girls definitely can’t. Myra the seventeen year old star of this book is stuck in a whirlpool of drama, romance, and never ending choices to make. Caught in a rivalry between her …

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Blog Post Students Discover the Writing Prompt Through Text Analysis

Students Discover the Writing Prompt Through Text Analysis

I recently shared a picture on my Instagram page showing students engaged in an activity to prepare for our District Writing Test.  It was met with several inquiries so  I wanted to take the time to share what I did and how it turned out.  It proved to be a great (and somewhat challenging) learning experience …

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Books for Teens This Is Our Story – Teen Review

This Is Our Story – Teen Review

A teen review of This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston ¨Five went in four came out¨ This Is Our Story, is a riveting story that will leave you breathless. With twists and turns in every chapter and even chapters through the killer’s perspective. No one knows exactly what happened the morning the River Point …

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Blog Post 10 Ways to Add Holiday Joy to Your Class

10 Ways to Add Holiday Joy to Your Class

Super excited to have teamed up with some amazing secondary teachers for the 12 Days of December Blog Hop and Giveaway!  Each blog will focus on this year’s theme of bringing “Comfort and Joy” to your classroom. I know without question that I’m a secondary teacher. I’ve taught high school for years and love my …

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