The Field Party Series by Abbi Glines

If you are a fan of Sarah Dessen or Miranda Kenneally, I highly recommend readers check out Abbi Glines Field Party series.  Currently, she has two published books and a third one will be available at the end of August. Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) Summary by Goodreads: To everyone who knows him, … Continue reading

Book Review: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles

Title:  Beneath Wandering Stars Author:  Ashlee Cowles Publisher: Merit Press Publication Date:  August 1, 2016 My Rating: 5 Stars #mustread2017 Summary by Goodreads: After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a … Continue reading

Book Review – A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

Title: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful Author: Eric Lindstrom Publisher: Poppy Publication Date:  February 7, 2017 Summary by Goodreads: For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel … Continue reading

Mini Lesson Monday: Speed Dating with Books

Booktalking is the number one way to get books into our students’ hands, but when students need more ideas than we can offer, speed dating is a fun activity to help students add additional books to their to-read list.  This is always my favorite go-to activity when a teacher tells me that he/she is struggling … Continue reading

Mini Lesson Monday: Show Don’t Tell

As a full time instructional coach, I do a lot more planning with and observing of teachers than I actually do teaching in the classroom.  This semester, I am changing that for myself. I am finding ways each week to teach a mini lesson in an English class.  I want to keep current and up … Continue reading