Literature is a Verb – An Introductory Lesson

This lesson helps students explore literature as a process rather than an object. As Chief Reader David Miller says, "Literature is a verb."

My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

After four months of observation, preparation, and prayer, the day arrived to open our school's writing center. And despite our modest beginnings, we had six different visitors on our first day alone! We opened at the beginning of January, and in the four months we've been open we have had over 150 different appointments. For… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Two

So to recap from Part One of this posting, I had become overwhelmed by the needs of my students when it came to one-on-one writing help. I was inspired by a wonderful Writing Center at a nearby public school. I was quickly approved by my administrator to start a center at our own school and… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Two

My Journey Toward a Writing Center

Let me start by saying this story has a happy ending. But it begins in a very stressful way. The school year began like any other. I was blessed with an amazing group of sophomores to teach this year. They are kind, funny, and hard-working students. Unfortunately, they also qualify as the most anxious group… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center