"Living up the Street by Gary Soto is a fantastic book of memoir. Gary Soto has a lot of talent when it comes to taking situations in his life and adding humor to them. He leads the reader through his growing up in a lower income area, school social…"
"Book Review: This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
This memoir is about Tobias Wolff’s life beginning in the fifties from grade school through graduation. His writing is true to life and relatable to a lot of students. He tells about all the…"
"Forming Educated Opinions
By Dawn Callahan
This lesson is meant to help kids form researched and well thought out opinions. In three steps the students will learn to research, debate, and write about censorship and freedom of speech.…"
"I love this idea. I could see using characters from the time period and having the class act that attitude out. I have done this with Greek life while reading The Odyssey and Elizabethans while studying Shakespeare. Thanks."
"Review Persuasive Mentor text:
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig is a simple picture book told in fable form about a donkey that discovers a magic pebble and begins making wishes. He makes a range of wishes about the weather and even…"