GARY ANDERSONThanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your time reading and commenting here.
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- To All New English Department Chairs
- What Students Read When They Can Read Anything
- Review: NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult
- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
- A Dozen Cool Ways to Use Periscope in Your Class
- "The New/Newer/Newest Colossus"
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- "What's Not Wrong?"
- When it comes to teaching research writing, why not share the responsibility with colleagues from all disciplines? https://t.co/c6uQGLs3gs 1 hour ago
- 5 of 5 stars to The Bell in the Bridge by Ted Kooser goodreads.com/review/show/17… 16 hours ago
- 5 of 5 stars to The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy goodreads.com/review/show/17… 1 day ago
- Although I wrote this four years ago, I think it holds up pretty well: "To All New English Department Chairs" whatsnotwrong.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/to-… 1 day ago
- True fact --> "Reading is good for your health" cnn.com/2016/07/21/hea… 2 days ago
- Illinois @GovRauner apologizes for saying half of Chicago teachers are "virtually illiterate" fw.to/kUNIj7K 3 days ago
- Great ideas here for class or PD sessions: "Using Improv in the Classroom to Enhance Openness and Creativity" mrandersonwrites.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/usi… 3 days ago
- My tutoring work today confirms that Turabian style documentation is rare but still alive on college campuses. 4 days ago
- "Reader, Who Are You? Reflections on Teri Lesesne’s Making the Match" ethicalela.com/reflections-te… via @MrsSJDonovan 5 days ago
- How can I help or support your school's writing program? Click on Writing 6-12, and let's get started! @bureauofed ber.org/emailcampaigns… 5 days ago
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Tag Archives: choice
As a big believer in the power of choice in nurturing young independent readers, I’m always looking for interesting ways to activate and motivate students in that direction. Donalyn Miller’s Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2014) gave me quite a … Continue reading
Both of our daughters are avid readers. They read when they don’t have to. They know what it’s like to get lost in pages, stay up too late absorbed in a book, and be a fangirl for an author or … Continue reading
For the last two years, I’ve written Top Ten Lessons Learned blog posts at the end of the school year. (You can see them here and here.) This time I’ve struggled with it. It was a rough year, really rough. From … Continue reading
Back in December, I posted a list of books students in my classes were reading. Now, four months later, my students are still reading, and I’ve added two new classes of readers to the mix. Today I made a list … Continue reading
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amber Appleton’s life could be considered miserable. She is homeless and living in a bus. Abandoned by her father, Amber loves her mother, but her mother … Continue reading
As regular visitors here know, my students read books of their own choosing every day for the first ten minutes of class. Then they write blog posts about those books, and they write comments on each other’s book blog posts. This … Continue reading
What do I like best about the daily journals used by my Creative Writing students? Probably the surprises. Each day I write on the board: “Today’s journal topic,” followed by a prompt that comes to me or that I adapt … Continue reading