Entries Categorized as 'books'

So who’s your favorite author?

Date October 1, 2008

Talking to a student tonight brought up the “You teach English, what should I read next?” conversation. And I hate it, not because I don’t have 32 books on my “Mustreadrightnow” bookshelf but because I will fail you. Rarely do I suggest something that they fall for. So today I will share a few things. […]

Grammar Girl’s book is coming!

Date July 7, 2008

Grammar Girl is Mignon Fogarty who has taken her award winning podcast and created a book! Her no nonsense look at grammar is refreshing (although I still believe we should all own a copy of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, which I thought was about how to wear cardigan’s when my grandfather bought me […]

Wikipedia isn’t really that evil, I think

Date April 3, 2008

After school today we had a meeting about summer reading. In our district, we cannot really call it “Summer Reading” so we make it due 2-3 weeks into the school year. This really isn’t feasible anymore given all of the higher ed institutions who require summer reading for incoming freshman. Ladies & Gentlemen, get with […]

Time is limited

Date February 15, 2008

Today the students had to write an AP Prompt, and Mrs Crabtree said that her only real requirement was that it was argumentative. Some of the students are weaker when it comes to choosing a side of a written argument and sticking to it, so I agreed. I found a nice one by Postman where […]

Amazon Kindle

Date February 1, 2008

My mother sent me a link to the Kindle video, and I had heard about it on my drive into to work on BuzzOut Loud. This is a small hand held digital reader, which downloads books, blogs, and other text for your reading pleasure anywhere anytime, as long as you are online. Anytime someone brings […]