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Thanksgiving List

When I was still in the classroom, my students read a historical novel written entirely in free verse by Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust. One especially beautiful and inspiring passage was Thanksgiving List. It made a wonderful model for … Continue reading

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I Read (& Taught From) Banned Books

The Lord of the Rings, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, The Lorax, The Diary of Anne Frank, Flowers for Algernon.¬†What do these books have in common? At one time or … Continue reading

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