Well, the end is near. OK - so not a real end, but one that has wizards and muggles drowning their sorrows in their butterbeer. Harry Potter fans have looked forward to this week as much as they've dreaded it. All of us mark the bittersweetness of the end of the Potter films in different … Continue reading If the Deathly Hallows Were Real…
var linkwithin_site_id = 563873; http://www.linkwithin.com/widget.js Several years ago I was searching for an activity to help students think metaphorically. For their writing to reflect a deeper understanding of characters in literature and people in history, students needed to grasp the background, motivations, attitudes, concerns, and general characteristics of them. Thus, I created the Character Metaphor … Continue reading Character Metaphors
var linkwithin_site_id = 563873; http://www.linkwithin.com/widget.js Like most expectant moms, I put a lot of thought into naming my two boys. Names are very important labels, offering insight and credibility to a child if carefully chosen. And, in my line of thinking, the name is important because my child's name would be something I would say … Continue reading Picking Wiki: Would you chose such a name?
var linkwithin_site_id = 563873; http://www.linkwithin.com/widget.js Years ago an eye doctor told me I was near-sighted. After wearing the eyewear he prescribed, I had to agree. If I want to know what's going on ten yards away, I better wear them. I'm not sure why this has bothered me all these years. I don't like being … Continue reading To See or Not to See
Today in English class I listened to the teacher. Even though the teacher was me, I heard her say, "It's not about the product right now, it's about the process." We were writing essays focusing on personal conflict - with all of the fun of analyzing and picking apart the dramatic issues of today's teens. … Continue reading Getting From Here to There