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YA Binge Reading

YA Binge Reading

In addition to cleaning like a maniac as a form of procrastination before the school year starts (btw, I did finish a full-fledged top to bottom cleaning of our apartment!), I also binge read Young Adult (YA) literature. I used to read YA literature because I was a high school English teacher and I needed … Continue reading

Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader

Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader

I love Young Adult Books. I love lists. Here’s a great list to keep around from Bitch Magazine: Top 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader Good for the classroom library or those of us with little girls. Start building the at home library now!

Classroom Libraries: Shelves versus Bins

Classroom Libraries: Shelves versus Bins

I spent three years as the Literacy Coach at my high school. This was during the time when the Teachers College Reading & Writing Workshop was the mandated balanced literacy curriculum in 9th grade and it was trying to push its way up to 10th grade and dreaming of living in 11th grade as well. … Continue reading