Creative Writing Lesson Plan – Tuesday 6/11/13

Nice job yesterday. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and was impressed by the way you exhibited seriousness about this class and about your writing. Keep up that attitude and we will have a very fruitful summer session. REMINDERS: No electronic devices in class. There will be a quiz in class on Wednesday on…

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

“It has always been with a sense of awe that I have regarded those who have either voluntarily or involuntarily, assumed the role of guardians of life and liberty, by taking an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution against enemies, foreign and domestic.,” writes Richard Larsen in the Idaho State Journal: I’m deeply moved…

Teaching Young Adults About Communism

Communism: A History (Modern Library Chronicles) is strategically short. Not a word is wasted in its mere 194 pages. Teachers and parents can engage young people with this text becauseit is very enjoyable and easy to read, yet dense with insight.

JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Recipients of the 2013 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards were announced by the Jane Addams Peace Association. Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin, is the winner in the Books for Younger Children Category. We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s…