Monday, October 20, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 5 Panel

Okay. What do I know about Season 5 from the last few episodes I watched?

 Rick gnawed on some guy's jugular, Terminus is just as shady as we all suspected, and everyone seems to be getting tangled into this huge, flesh-eating mess.

Uh . . . Okay . . . 

So I am left asking myself: What's next??

The Walking Dead Season 5 Panel - Paleyfest New York 2014

Norman Reedus on Daryl's character development and leaving things behind.

Read the sister article for Paleyfest here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Teaching Lit, or "Magic-Zapping 101"

I have been trying to find a focus novel for my classes to read and have a few potential winners selected: Collins's The Hunger Games, Tolkien's The Hobbit, Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Golding's Lord of the Flies.

My 8th Grade girls are full of spunk, and because many of them love a good story, I have been debating on giving their class The Hobbit. As I was searching Google for creative ways to teach Tolkien's novel, I came across Yovovich's 2005 article "Failing to teach The Hobbit."

As a first year teacher myself, many of her claims resonate with me.

And now I am shaking in my boots.