How to Be a Great Storyteller

Once upon a time, a dangerous criminal was captured by a king. He was tried for his crimes and given two choices: death by hanging or passage through a large door with no information about what’s on the other side. The criminal pointed at the rope. As a noose...

Fun Reading Tips Your Child Will Love

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage,” said C.S. Lewis, beloved author of literary classics such as The Chronicles of Narnia. He insisted, “A children’s story...

Voices in the City School

I posted short journaling activities for my seventh grade students on the board every morning.  Students responded to each statement or question in their writing notebooks when they entered the classroom.  I designed the journaling activities to serve as springboards...

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