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Hurricanes and Introverts: Summer Reading, Contd.

[getty src=”108359561?et=EDS6Lgs_QM1Y1obLqsNjDA&sig=1x1jsq4TGaYkj-5EpGtCwEc1DNihofPS6TVXmNGlJ2o=” width=”478″ height=”407″] Our summer reading recommendations for English teachers (by English teachers) continue. Check out these fiction and non-fiction picks: A Prayer for Owen Meany by Jon Irving “I fell in love with the characters, all of them, and spent days thinking about the book after I’d closed the cover. Strong, beautiful, thoughtful… Continue Reading »


More summer reading recommendations for English teachers

Join us as we add to our list of summer reading recommendations by English teachers and for English teachers! Corinne Viglietta, an English teacher with BASIS DC in Washington, DC, offers these selections: – My first pick is Brian Boyd’s Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets. We all love the plays, but Boyd reminds us why… Continue Reading »


Summer Reading Recommendations: Teacher to Teacher

Now that summer is here, we’re rounding up some summer reading recommendations–from English teachers, for English teachers. Let us know in the comments what you’re reading this summer and what you recommend. [getty src=”108916526?et=6V97PE4yREx-7LrLysc-sQ&ContextMore=on&sig=7bcY9z-lHu4_L0wsW-32qw3Tt_AyeihEFMo42DvJ-R4=” width=”508″ height=”398″] Here are four recommendations from Jill Burdick-Zupancic, who is in her sixth year of teaching and currently teaches Honors English and AP… Continue Reading »


That Shakespeare Kid: "Bethumped with words"

We have teachers ask us all the time how to introduce Shakespeare’s language in a way that’s engaging to students. One possible approach: young adult novels that weave the Bard’s words along with the kind of dialogue familiar to students. “That Shakespeare Kid,” by Folger Education’s senior consultant Michael LoMonico, presents just this combination. Fourteen-year-old Emma narrates… Continue Reading »