Book Review: The Ankulen

Title: The Ankulen Author: Kendra E. Ardnek Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Jen can't remember her imagination. She knows she had one once, though, and honestly, she'd like it back. It's been eight years. One day she finds a young boy who claims to be one of her imaginary friends and that her imaginary world is being eaten …

Teaching Reading: Final Paper (Part 1)

My final paper for my Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers was made up of 5 short essays in response to 5 prompts about teaching reading. Here is the first prompt and my essay response. Stay tuned! Parts 2-5 will be posted over the next week or so. Compare and contrast the bottom-up curriculum and the top-down …

My Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

The Directed Reading-Thinking Activity builds critical awareness of the reader’s role and responsibility in interacting with the text. It involves readers in the process of predicting, verifying, judging, and extending thinking about the text material. It differs slightly from the Directed Reading Activity. This time I could use a story book instead of an informational text. I …