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Learning through Literature

Quiz and Fishbowl Discussion Day

 Today started with the long-awaited quiz.  I opted to have the students answer a 5-question short answer quiz to reflect what …

Vocabulary in Context

Today’s class was relatively sparse in comparison to my typical lessons because the students in two of my four classes were selected …

Advice to Scout and Cassie

Friday’s empathy activity really helped the students take the time to observe how destructive it can be when people jump to conclusions …

#TheDress and Empathy

They say that “perception is reality” and luckily, the Internet provided the perfect example as a segue into today’s lesson on empathy. …

Getting into Setting

The original goal for today’s lesson was to get into discussing the similarities and differences in the settings of each book; either To …

Novel Study First Chapters

As we are reading both Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and To Kill a Mockingbird, two classics in children’s literature, our upcoming …