Author Study, Book Review, English Language Arts, Women's History

Pam Munoz Ryan: Using an Author Study in the Classroom

Pam Munoz Ryan is an author to be trusted. If you have ever read one of her stories, you know you’re bound to have a captivating and emotional experience when you pick up one of her books. Pam Munoz Ryan is the perfect writer to begin an author study within the classroom. Her books contain profound… Continue reading Pam Munoz Ryan: Using an Author Study in the Classroom

English Language Arts

5 Ways to Incorporate Read-Aloud Books in Middle School

Some of my most fond childhood memories center around my teacher reading aloud a wonderful novel. Not every teacher of mine did this, but the ones who did, made reading come alive to me. Let's dive into 5 ways to incorporate read-aloud books in middle school. Memories of Read-Alouds I remember fondly my Miss Frizzle-Esque fifth… Continue reading 5 Ways to Incorporate Read-Aloud Books in Middle School

End-of-Year Activities, English Language Arts

Summertime Descriptive Essay for Students

A Southern Summer When I think back to my childhood summers, I think of magic. I grew up in North Carolina where it was sweltering and sticky, and the humidity was so thick you couldn’t breathe. Now that I’m a Pennsylvanian, I don’t know how I ever survived those fiery summers, but I did have… Continue reading Summertime Descriptive Essay for Students