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

What are you reading? #FridayReads

I love winter break!  Besides spending time with the family, having more time to workout, and being able to sleep in, I try to spend time reading as many books as I can. I am currently reading… Exit, Pursued by a Bear is the story of Hermione Winters, the captain of the cheerleading squad.  When … Continue reading

Best YA Romances of 2016

YA Romance novels are my downfall.  I can’t get enough of them and will always turn to them when I am in need of a book to read.  Here are a few YA romance stories of 2016 that teens will be sure to read: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland This one is told from the male … Continue reading