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

#WWW What are you reading this week?

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week… To join in, just answer the following three questions… What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? … Continue reading

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

Publisher:  Candlewick, Sept 2016 Pages:  368 Summary from Goodreads: How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it. Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that … Continue reading

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult I don’t even know where to begin with my review of this book – I loved, loved, loved it.  I had put this on hold at the library a long time ago and of course it came in when I had already checked out three other books from the school library. … Continue reading