Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser Publisher: St. Martin's (March 27, 2018) Genre(s): Adult fiction, domestic drama Interest: Read an excerpt on a blog Format: Hardcover Source: Library Amazon GoodReads Book Talk formatting inspired by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner. When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a … Continue reading Book Talk: Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
Let's start this blog off by first saying that I am no expert at teaching AP Literature and Composition. In fact, last year was my first time EVER teaching AP Lit. It was an absolute blast, and I hope I can teach the course for years to come. That said, my scores were pretty decent for a first year AP teacher, I think (okay, I'm going to go ahead and say they were even really good). I beat the national passing average by 25% and had the highest AP Lit scores my school has had in years. I worked my you-know-what off and nearly died in the process, but it seems to have paid off.
Oh, hey. It's been a looooooong time, hasn't it? I told you I'm never good at keeping up with blogs, but this year I'm determined (and also sort of, kind of required to but not exactly). I also really want to. After six years in the classroom, I finally feel like a good teacher, and I feel … Continue reading First Day of School
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (January 6, 2015) Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary Interest: Student recommendation Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Amazon GoodReads Synopsis (from the Book Jacket) Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might die, but every day he also searches for–and manages … Continue reading Book Talk: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
. . . Or some other iteration is what people say to me when I respond to their query: "What do you do?" "I teach high school English," I always say (usually with a bright smile on my face). I'm really proud of this part of my identity, and I rarely understand why people usually … Continue reading “Bless Your Heart!”