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Not a Title in Sight
It’s the end of January. I’m down to the final days of the month, and I have a problem. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big problem – it’s probably not even a problem at all. But in the world of my classroom, it’s a problem of monumental proportions. It could derail the reading we have going on. I have no Schmidt’s Pick title for February. None. I’m empty. Dry. Barren.
Posted in Independent Reading/SSR/Reader's Workshop Tagged as: A Northern Light, Airborn, Cassandra Clare, Independent Reading, Infernal Devices, James Dashner, Jennifer Donnelly, kenneth oppel, Maze Runner, Michael Scott, Mortal Instruments, Nancy Werlin, suzanne collins, The Alchemyst, The Christopher Killer, The Hunger Games, The Killer's Cousin, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult literature
In which I introduce myself
About 20 years ago, I was an English education major finishing up my undergraduate education. My courses in pedagogy were behind me, my practicums were behind me (soph-prof, JPE, and senior student teaching), and my English classes were winding down. The spring of my senior year, I found myself signing up for children’s literature. Why not? I thought.
Posted in Introduction Tagged as: kenneth oppel, language arts, literacy, natalie babbitt, YA Literature, young adult literature