Refugee By Alan Gratz: A Must Read for Social Studies Teachers & Students

I love YA novels! I wrote about that here. As I read, I'm constantly on the look out for books to incorporate into my class or to recommend to my geography students. My final summer read this year was Refugee by Alan Gratz. It is one of those books that as I read, I was … Continue reading Refugee By Alan Gratz: A Must Read for Social Studies Teachers & Students

Vocab Strategies & Resources: Because Words are Important

For whatever reason, whenever I think of vocabulary I think of Pee Wee's Playhouse and the "secret word". Most that will read this probably only remember Pee Wee Herman for being creepy. Before all that, Saturday mornings meant the insanity of Pee Wee's Playhouse. How the secret word works is that Pee Wee and the … Continue reading Vocab Strategies & Resources: Because Words are Important