Featured Video: Lamar Visits English


Course calendar can be found above and HERE.

G+ Community

We will share some of our work in a Google+ Community. We will upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links here.



The Quantified Self:

Book ideas

Big Mother is Watching You

The Self & the Selfie

We are All Cyborgs Now

Kim’s Make Cycle 1 for First Year Comp


Common Core Writing 9-10

Ways to find book suggestions for kids (and grown-ups):

Watch. Connect. Read. Mr. Schu, a teacher-librarian for k-5, creates book trailers.

American Library Association (ALA) award winners:

Find diverse books for all grades


Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer) blog

Nerdy Book Club

Common Sense Media

Fairy Tale Sites and Resources:

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Grimm’s Fairy Tales from National Geographic

Surlalune (beautiful site with images, version of tales, links)

Interview with Guillermo Del Toro on Fresh Air (discusses Pan’s Labyrinth and the role of fairytales)

Aesop’s Fables

Great student created Fairy Tale resource

Poetry Resources:

Poetry Foundation

Poetry Foundation Children’s poetry resources

Writing with Writers Poetry

Poetry Teachers

Comic Resources:

Many resources for teaching with graphic novels from Scholastic

Storyboard That

Reading With Pictures

Make Beliefs Comix

ReadWriteThink Comic Creator



Remixing the Sunday Comics by Kevin Hodgson

Teaching Reading:

National Writing Project’s resources for teaching reading


The Book Whisperer

The Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader’s Workshop 

Readicide book