Category Archives: Literature

English as She is Spoke

I know you have seen a lot of Twain this week, but he  has always been one of my favorite writers! I was so happy to feature him in my classes this week. Yesterday, I gave my students a lesson … Continue reading

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Must love Dogs AND Cats!

        So, I am loving this week of teaching, because the text is all about Mark Twain. One random fact I shared with my students is that he loved cats and dogs. His thought on both animals … Continue reading

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Witty Twain

This week we are talking about Mark Twain in my classes. I giggled at Twain’s wit and veracity as I prepared for my lesson this week! I thought I would share some of it with my readers! Hope it makes … Continue reading

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Leaving Chinchou

Today, I want to share a little Chinese poetry. When I found out I would be teaching in China, I read as much Chinese literature as I could find. I explored the poetry of this country, in particular. Tu Fu was … Continue reading

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Becoming a Night Owl

I had planned to start a summer series today called “Traveling Thursdays”, but I am having a hard time with my new schedule. I am back home in Charleston working twelve hour shifts on guard duty at the docks. I … Continue reading

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

My good literature find this week was an illustrated version of Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowing Evening”. I have always loved the poem. This children’s book illustrated by Susan Jeffers will have your child loving one … Continue reading

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The Less known Tolkien

I finished one of the toughest weeks of the semester. I am rewarding myself with two of my favorite things, Tolkien and a cup of white hot chocolate! Mmmm! Nice, warm cocoa! This book of poetry is based on Norse … Continue reading

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