The Daily Post’s writing prompt “Trick Questions” posed a situation in which a Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece — about me. We all know that the interviewee does not control the interview, and we’ve seen some uncomfortable interviews. The prompt asked me to consider what three questions I really hope I am not asked. Although … More Do We Have to Talk About That?
As everyone knows education is always underfunded, and my school is no exception. We do the best with what we have, but our schedule changed this year, and where I formerly only had a maximum of 30 students who would read a novel at one time, I now have 64. This means that we need … More Every Little Bit Helps!
I am Tracey. Well, Juliet may not have thought much of them, but I’m rather fond of mine. Blogging has reminded me of this. So many of my wonderfully supportive fellow bloggers address me as “Tracey” here in comments. I like that. A situation that I suspect may be almost unique to teachers is that we … More What’s in a Name?
A fellow blogger and English teacher has written an insightful analysis of why she has not jumped onto Watchman‘s ever growing fanlist. Head over to her site for her views about the publication of Harper Lee’s “new” novel. While you’re there, look around. This is an especially great site for teachers; The Millenery wears many … More The Millenery’s View on Watchman
Why one English teacher has no plans to read Go Set a Watchman I’ve been teaching Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for almost my entire career. I have dissected, analyzed, and scrutinized every word, action, and character in that novel. One would think that a new related masterpiece by Harper Lee would have me … More Atticus: The Dark Knight? Not in this Universe