Tag Archives: Reading

Unit Plan: The Aeneid (Virgil)

As my first year went on, I felt the need to throw in something ancient, something grandiose.  The Iliad and The Odyssey seemed terrifying to teach, as the language would be a struggle for my students.  I settled on The Aeneid, instead; … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Balanced Literacy

Danielle V. Dennis’ article, “’I’m Not Stupid’: How Assessment Drives (In)Appropriate Reading Instruction,” shows the drawback to standardized testing because of generalized results.  While some students struggle on tests pertaining to verbal aptitude, her experiences lead her to contend with … Continue reading

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Pop Lit Unit: The Pact, Preface

If you follow me on The Whyte Star Project, you’ll be familiar with my love of introducing content and offering context for reading it.  If you haven’t checked out my creative writing, why not?  Ha ha, kidding.  In all seriousness, … Continue reading

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