Videos for Teaching Inspiration

Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. You can find Perusall in the left-hand navigation in Canvas.

Designing Together

I look forward to designing educational spaces and activities together.



Common Core Reading Literature 6-12 (starts on page 36)

Newsletters for Educators

NCTE newsletter (free)

Connected Learning Alliance (free)

EdWeek (you can bookmark and check their site; cost to subscribe)

NEA (free)

Journal for Secondary Teachers: English Journal

Instagram accounts 

Twitter accounts to follow 











Award winning books 

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

American Library Association (ALA) award winners:


Find diverse books for all grades


Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer) blog

Nerdy Book Club

Common Sense Media

CommonLit (suggested pairings for common books and unit plan ideas)

Fairy Tale Sites and Resources:

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

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)

Great student created Fairy Tale resource

Poetry Resources:

Poetry Foundation

Poetry Foundation Children’s poetry resources

Writing with Writers Poetry

Comic Resources:

Many resources for teaching with graphic novels from Scholastic

Storyboard That

Reading With Pictures

Make Beliefs Comix

Remixing the Sunday Comics by Kevin Hodgson

Teaching Reading:

The Book Whisperer