Hit or Miss: The Problems with Citing ONLY Online Sources

Today in my Teaching Reading class, we had to get into groups to talk about the new Colorado Common Core Standards. My initial small group was supposed to discuss Standard 2 (Reading for All Purposes) for the middle school/junior high grades, and then the big group was the three small groups who had been discussing […]

TV’s Holmesian Detectives: Shawn Spencer

What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is  what can you make people believe you have done. Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet I’m tired today. Actually, I’ve been tired for the past couple of days, which is ironic because I haven’t actually done anything since break started. […]

TV’s Holmesian Detectives: Patrick Jane

There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before. Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet Recently I’ve started watching The Mentalist starring Simon Baker and Robin Tunney. Basic plot summary: it’s about a man named Patrick Jane, a con man and former “psychic,” who works as a consultant for the fictional […]

What The Book Thief Taught Me About Being German

Now that I finally have some free time, I’m going to sit down and blog about this idea I’ve been thinking about since… Thanksgiving break. So, here goes. Over Thanksgiving break, I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for my adolescent lit class. I could gush about its amazingness for about ten years but […]

5 Awesome Books I’ve Read This Semester

In honor of finishing The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien today, here is Part 2 to my previous blog, with the 5 most amazingly awesome books I’ve read this semester. Again, in no particular order, they are: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie What a mouthful, right? I loved this book. […]