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What's your view on teaching the "classics"? Do you think they are better/more important than contemporary lit?

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Similar to the other post this morning, suggestions for fiction and nonfiction Independent Reading selections for 10th grade? Would also welcome titles in Spanish.

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I’m going to be able to purchase a novel for each grade level, 9-12, this coming school year. I’m looking for suggestions. What I have available currently is pretty dated and my own personal affinit… more

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Alternatives to The Hate U Give that still has a #blacklivesmatter theme?

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I’m going to roll out NightBooks by JA White this year anyone has resources for it? TPT only has 2 🥺

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I recently moved to a different district and am starting to plan ahead for next year. What novels and plays do you think are worthwhile and essential for 10th, 11th and Pre-AP? I have many in mind tha… more

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Hi! I’m moving up from seventh grade to high school, and I’d love some advice from anyone who’s done both? I don’t really know what to expect. I’ve been in middle school for seven years, and I only di… more

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Does any one teach The Hunger Games as a class novel??

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As much as I emphasize it and we practice it, my students still don't "get" what a Works Cited page is. How can I get this through to them????

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A warm recognition to all teachers who have become HEROES during this time of need for our communities. You truly are HEROES! ❤️. Keep being awesome...we’re almost there.

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I can't believe I miss the stacks of paper essays that I used to grade. Grading digitally is just not the same as having something physical. What do you miss?

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I have an interview for a Journalism position. I have never taught this before. Any advice?

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So much plagiarism 😩

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Has anyone seen the Netflix show "Myths and Monsters"? Holy! It's a show about how common themes have been found worldwide in our stories. It's absolutely perfect for English teacher… more

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Which ELA high school assignments have gone well during distance learning?

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