Campus College Advice: School Supplies

  Because I work on a college campus, I have observed how successful students prepare for the first week of classes. Here are my 8 Classroom Tips for College Freshman and 10 Tips on Surviving the First Week of College.  As I discuss in those posts, simply setting up a dorm room, eating at the cafeteria, and… Continue reading Campus College Advice: School Supplies

Bookworm’s Lit Gifts

  As the end of the school year approaches, many parents, teachers, and colleagues are trying to find fun little surcies (surprises) to give as gifts.  Of course, I love books and giving themed gifts wanted to share some of my favorite lit gifts!   BabyLit is an absolute favorite shop of mine; I love… Continue reading Bookworm’s Lit Gifts

The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children series was, like many young readers, my first experience reading a series that was on my reading level.  I loved following the adventures of the Alden family,and the first one was my favorite.  I re-read the descriptions of the boxcar and how they slept and even created pretend situations with… Continue reading The Boxcar Children

Teaching Literature: The Great Gatsby

  Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Biography The Jazz Age (Cornell University) Teaching The Great Gatsby (NEA): Links, Resources, History, Handouts The Great Gatsby Teacher’s Guide (NEA Big Read): Essay topics, Lesson plans, Capstone Project Gatsby Writing Analysis Assignment [Here’s an example of points I give my students as we discuss the Literary Analysis Essay.  Usually,… Continue reading Teaching Literature: The Great Gatsby

Children’s Book Week 2014: Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

Are you a children’s book or teen literature blogger, an author, a publisher, or a publicist looking to share copies of a fabulous book? Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews are joining forces to provide you with the opportunity to take part in a Blog Hop featuring links to giveaways for fabulous children/teen’s books, gift… Continue reading Children’s Book Week 2014: Kid Lit Giveaway Hop