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- To All New English Department Chairs
- What Students Read When They Can Read Anything
- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
- Review: NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult
- A Dozen Cool Ways to Use Periscope in Your Class
- "The New/Newer/Newest Colossus"
- What Do You Do in Your "Free" Periods?
- When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)
- Delight, Wisdom, and Cutie Poems
- "What's Not Wrong?"
- 5 of 5 stars to The Bell in the Bridge by Ted Kooser goodreads.com/review/show/17… 14 hours ago
- 5 of 5 stars to The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy goodreads.com/review/show/17… 23 hours 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 4 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
- For your consideration, especially today: "When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)": whatsnotwrong.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/whe… 5 days ago
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Tag Archives: poetry
Here are four books that will be great additions to high school libraries and classrooms. Each can work as independent reading or as texts shared by a larger number of students. If you’re making a list of summer reading suggestions, … Continue reading
Kudos to Fremd High School for holding its first Write Nite last night as a fund-raiser for their mighty Writers Week program. (Disclaimer: Although I was an organizer for Fremd’s Writers Week for many years, my only involvement in Write … Continue reading
For those of us who lean country, it was kind of a rough weekend as we learned of the almost simultaneous passings of Donna Douglas, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Miller Williams. Blame it all on my roots, but I’m lucky … Continue reading
Yesterday we learned of the passing of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson. In honor of her memory, I’m posting this piece that was originally published in Illinois English Bulletin in slightly different form but has never appeared online. Late Wife: … Continue reading
Some questions about our Creative Writing class have come my way in the past few days from a few different people. Although I responded to those folks by email, I thought I’d offer this as a blog post too with … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who attended our presentations at NCTE this weekend. If you’re looking for the handouts, scroll down any time! Tony Romano and I were happy to see our friends Jodi Douglas Moeller and Douglas Jameson from Hazelwood West … Continue reading
My friend Marjorie Zilen passed away last week at age 93. Marjorie was an artist and poet and much more to her family and friends. I first knew Marjorie as part of the Barrington Poets Consortium in the mid-1990s, the … Continue reading
Many of my colleagues and I have been fans of Billy Collins for years. When we approached the Steven Barclay Agency in 2000 to see if we could possibly bring him to our school’s Writers Week, we were hopeful but … Continue reading
In honor of my high school friends, here and departed, this is my poem “Summer, 1975.” Thanks to Whetstone for permission to reprint it. Summer, 1975 Grand Funk and Black Sabbath tapes were the soundtrack for the last summer that … Continue reading