Category Archives: NonFiction


Revamping my Summary Assignments

I am Shaking up the way I have my scholars summarize information.  This MONTH’S #BLOGAMONTH TOPIC is a challenge to ‘do thin [...]

“I Can” Statements

I have gone back and forth and up and down creating different formats of a participation sheet that helps students track their work.  I wa [...]

Blogging in response to a quote

How do you create a blog post about a quote? First you read the quote. Then you read the quote again. Then you read the quote and ask yourse [...]

Booker T. Washington podcasts

Your next assignment will be to create a Podcast of your interview as Booker T. Washington.  You must: have a partner be your Interviewer a [...]

A Lady in a Machine-Shop

    Read “A Lady in a  Machine-Shop.” Then write an essay explaining what skills and qualities Margaret Knight possessed tha [...]

Teen Drivers

Read “Teen Drivers,” and think about the ideas the author presents. Then write to explain some ways that your views on teenage d [...]

But I’m Not Tired by Alice Park

Read “But I’m Not Tired!”   Think about the ideas the author presents in this article.  What changes should schools mak [...]

What words of wisdom do you have?

What advice do you have for a younger sibling or cousin who seems to be having a hard time fitting in at a new school with new friends? [...]
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