Category Archives: Books

One for the Late American Drama class

What questions do you want to ask Wayne Self about Upstairs?

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Contemporary Literature Possibilities

Greetings all. The list below constitutes possibilities for the contemporary literature course I will teach in the fall semester. I still need to trim about four titles; it’s possible, even now, to consider a replacement text. I want your input. … Continue reading

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The Price of Innovation

A colleague recently forwarded me information about NEA grants for teachers. The application declares that “[w]e support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Dream!

I feel like a kid in a candy shop: I have received clearance to design a contemporary literature course to be taught in the spring semester of 2018. I’m interested in your suggestions regarding books to include, of course. I … Continue reading

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Beach Reading

Okay, classes of 2017 and 2018: I know you’ve got another seven weeks or so before I give you a quiz, but I’m curious about what you’re reading now. I just finished The Book Thief and I’m about to begin The Free State of Jones. I … Continue reading

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