The novel in verse is witnessing an explosion in popularity and publication. Why does it deserve a place in your collection, and how can it be incorporated into the classroom?
Students often display a morbid curiosity that I feel I cannot ignore, but can I lean into it? Can I use this fascination in a way that engages students, but also humanizes them?
Languages other than English have never been top priority in the U.K., so when I was asked to teach French to my entire school, the prospect filled me with excitement.
It is my job to motivate and mold my students, to keep them engaged, to build reading and writing confidence in all who enter my virtual classroom.
I thought large print titles would be good for students with visual impairments or for struggling readers. I had no idea how many regular education students would enjoy them too.
After teaching high school reading intervention courses for many years, I know that starting with a novel is a mistake—it’s too long. Instead, I use urban legends.