It's summer! I was hesitant to admit this to fellow teachers, students, family, and friends just three short weeks ago... but I think I was more excited to hit summer vacation than my students! But now that I'm a couple weeks into "vacation" I hang my head in shame no longer and simply smile at... Continue Reading →
Welcome back! Today I plan on chatting about our author, Mary Shelley. What I like to tell my students is, "know your author." -- Okay, as a side note, I hope when I do that (refer to students) it does not become annoying. But I am an English teacher and it's really hard to switch... Continue Reading →
So recently I have begun, in class, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was a success among my 9th grade students last year and with it came some wonderful conversations. This is a novel I have somewhat avoided for a few reasons. The first reason is that I'm not typically drawn to the... Continue Reading →
Thanks for joining me! This is a place to dance the literary jig.... explore literature, writing, lesson plans, and curriculum. I hope you enjoy, learn, share, visit often, come early, and stay late. I'll be here! And hopefully, not dancing alone!
Hello....before I do anything, I'd just like to introduce myself. I'm Kathy Jean. I'm a wife, mother, teacher, eternal student, and child of God. I make mistakes and am quick to say I'm sorry. I try my very best to give honor where honor is due. I find that I am the happy recipient of... Continue Reading →