I hope you are all well! This week has been madness! As you know I'm a 6th grade English teacher. My school was on spring break. It got extended this week, but teachers were required to work from home. Wednesday we started to get information. Thursday we began frantically redesigning our lesson to go online … Continue reading Characters Through the Ages (Well, through 70 Years)
Tag: Lone Star Award
Best Books of 2019
These are the best YA, Fantasy, and Science Fiction books I read during 2019.
First Page Friday: Game Changer
This week has been Crazy with a capital C! Exam week at my middle school. Grades had to get finished and turned in. Kids were excited about the break. Oh so much fun! I’m sure your week was just as crazy. So needless to say I didn’t get First Page Friday up on Friday. Can’t … Continue reading First Page Friday: Game Changer
Lone Star Reading List 2020
The Texas Library Association puts out a Lone Star Reading list every year. They just released their 2020 list last week. I try to read as many of them as I can each year and I'm never disappointed! The books are selected by librarians across the state. The books are well written and highly engaging for teens and adults.
#FirstPageFriday One and Only Ivan
First Page Friday The One and Only Ivan I love that from page one, third sentence in, you get a taste of the narrator’s voice. You know the rest of it is going to be just as solid. I bet I could sit down one day this weekend and devour this book. I might have to do that. Guess What! The Lone Star Reading List is out now!!
The novel this week is an alternate history. If you are not familiar with these, they are stories that imagine a 'what if' question which alters historical events and writes the imagined result of that question. In this case, what if the English nobility had magic in the 1700's when the colonies were supposed to … Continue reading Rebel Mechanics
My first review simply must be a YA book by my favorite author, Brandon Sanderson. I have listened to a podcast by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinnett Kowal, and Howard Taylor for the last 6 years or so. The podcast is called Writing Excuses and is about the craft of writing … Continue reading Steelheart
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