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Tips For Teaching Analytical Reading

Posted by Mary B Collins on Aug 31st 2016

The essence of analytical reading is being able to recognize and understand things that aren’t written on the page by reading that which IS written on the page. Sounds kind of goofy, but it’s true. … read more

​5 Ways To Help Your Students "Get" Shakespeare

Posted by Mary B Collins on Aug 30th 2016

Your Students Should Love Shakespeare! Violence, Romance, Humor ... Something For Everyone No modern movie has anything on Shakespeare. Whether your students like to watch crazy violence, heart … read more

Theme in To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by Mary B Collins on Aug 29th 2016

What Should Your Students Get Out of Reading To Kill a Mockingbird?More than anything else, your students should learn the importance of learning to walk in someone else's shoes.Harper Lee's classic n … read more

Nightjohn : Not For Literature Class

Posted by Mary B Collins on Aug 26th 2016

I had heard that Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen is a book about slaves on a plantation and the struggle of the slaves' learning to read and write. Given the topic, I thought this would be a worthwhile book … read more