Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Write On, Mercy!

The first picture book I'm using this year is Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren by Gretchen Woelfle (ISBN 978-1-59078-822-6). Our English 3 teachers are teaching American Revolution literature and persuasive writing this six weeks. Students will also learn the different appeals (logos, pathos, and ethos), audience, exigence and purpose.

I will read the story to the class and then work with the teacher to discuss different excerpts from Mercy's writings. I'm still working on the specifics, but will post when I've got more information and we've gone through it a couple of times!

New Year, New Ideas!

My librarian friend, Amianne, and I decided to embark on a NEW program this year at our two high schools. We are both former secondary English teachers who began our library careers in the elementary library. We thought this year we might use our knowledge and LOVE for picture books to bring a new twist to teaching in the secondary classroom. Our goal is to get out of the library and into the classrooms of as many different subject areas and disciplines as possible.

This blog is going to be a record of what we did, how we did it, our success and failures (hopefully few of those)!