Where My Writing Is

In case you missed them, here are my most recent posts around the web:

I was honored to be featured on The Nerdy Book Club just before school started giving my Top Ten list of the books that are¬†always¬†on hold in my classroom library. If you’re looking for a good read, I suggest you check out this list.

I’ve also been posting about once a week at The Educator’s Room. This month my posts have been mostly about Close and Critical Reading: This one addresses summarizing, this one talks about recognizing author’s craft, this one is about identifying purpose and theme, and this one is about making connections to text.

This week, I contributed a post about why I read aloud to my 8th grade students (and why I read to my high school students).

Thank you for being so supportive of my writing!

Where My Writing Is

I’ve gotten some amazing opportunities lately to have my writing find new audiences. The best part is that I have been writing about something I am passionate about: teaching, writing, and reading. I hope you’ll click over and read my words if you haven’t already.

  1. During Teacher Appreciation Week, I contributed a post to BonBon Break about how Not All Teachers Are Appreciated Equally. I teach in a Title 1 school district, but we send our kids to a very affluent district. The differences aren’t just felt by students, but by teachers as well.
  2. If you’re looking for a list of summer reads, you’ll want to check out another post I did for BonBon Break: Top Summer Reads from 20 Bloggers. It was so fun to talk to my favorite bloggers about what their favorite books are.
  3. I am also so excited to announce that I am now a regular contributor over at The Educator’s Room. My first article was about Turing Reluctant Readers into Life-long Readers.
  4. Last week I contributed a list of 8 Social Media Must-Follows for ELA Teachers, but really? Most of these are great for parents too because they keep you updated on the latest books for teens and how to engage your kids in reading and writing.
  5. And today I have an article up about How to Build Your Classroom Library with No Budget. This one is very close to my heart because I am ALWAYS working on maintaining my classroom library that many of you have generously donated to.

Happy reading!