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American Literature–going rogue

And we’re off….a new school year!  That certainly was a quick summer (aren’t they all) and like many of you, I’m positive you spent some of it thinking, planning, thinking, planning and doing even more thinking and planning about this year. I’ve been thinking about my American Literature course and Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Finding Your End of Year Last Breath

This has been the month for state literacy conferences.  WVCTE and NWP@WVU led off with WVELA19 which was showcased on WVCTE blog earlier this month.  Not to be outdone, Marshall University and the Central West Virginia Writing Project (CWVWP) also hosted a 2 day event entitled Find Your Voice:  Growing Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Finding All Students in Text

Walter Dean Myers, author of Monster,  Fallen Angle, and Scorpion, among others young adult novels,    was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “Books transmit values.  They explore our common humanity.  What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?”  As a self-professed ‘book nerd’ Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago