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Brynn Allison
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10 More Historical Fiction Novels to Recommend to Your Secondary Students
Historical fiction is the perfect blend of fiction and nonfiction. Parts of it are true and it could have all happened, but it didn't quite. It's a genre I love to recommend to students because as they are reading, they are also learning about an issue, eve...
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On My Bookshelf: Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
The basic plot from Amazon:  Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life ...starring a Muslim teen. There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. ...
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#2ndaryELA Twitter Chat on Tuesday 5/1 Topic: Tips for Surviving the End of the Year
Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog host #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 - 8:30 PM EST. #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday, we post the topic ...
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Making the Most of Google in the Classroom
This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about Google Apps for Education, also known as the G Suite for Education. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how they use Google Classroom and other applications as part of their instr...
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8 Nonfiction Texts That Will Captivate Middle School and High School Students
At any grade level, it is easy for English class to be solely a study of fictional literature, but students should be equally immersed in rich nonfiction as well. Here's nonfiction recommendations, many of them memoirs and biographies, that will captivate y...
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On My Bookshelf: Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
The basic plot from Amazon:  Soon to be an ABC TV show by producer Shonda Rhimes! Still Star-Crossed follows the aftermath of the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues an...
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#2ndaryELA Twitter Chat on Tuesday 4/24 Topic: Google Tools in the Classroom
Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog host #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 - 8:30 PM EST. #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday, we post the topic ...
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On My Bookshelf: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
The basic plot from Amazon:  Tennyson: Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister...
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#2ndaryELA Twitter Chat on Tuesday 4/17 Topic: Inquiry in the ELA Classroom
Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog host #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 - 8:30 PM EST. #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday, we post the topic ...
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Inspiring Student Writing with Mentor Texts & Sentences
This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about using mentor texts and sentences to inspire student writing. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the purposes of using mentor texts and sentences as models for student writing. Te...
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