Monthly Archives: January 2016

My top 10 “hooks” for teaching novels

Last week I mentioned how much I love and recommend Dave Burgess’ book Teach Like a Pirate. In his book, Dave recommends using “hooks” to engage students more deeply in the lessons you teach. I want to share my top ten favorite hooks and invite our readers to comment and share their own favorite hook…

Current Event: Justin Bieber in Tulum

Martina Bex brings current events together with our novel “Brandon Brown Versus Yucatan!” Life imitates art? The Comprehensible Classroom Whether or not your students are reading Brandon Brown versus Yucatán, I’m sure that you can find a use for this current event! Last week, Justin Bieber visited the ruins in Tulum with his entourage, and they climbed some…

Flat Brandon

To kick off our new blog, CI Peek, we decided to celebrate with something really fun. You’ve probably heard of Flat Stanley. He’s a little paper guy who travels the world. Well, TPRS Publishing is proud to introduce Flat Brandon! Brandon Brown would love to travel the world and see all of the cool places…

NEW blog by TPRS Publishing!

Hello everyone! Welcome to our brand new blog, CI Peek! We are so excited about this new project, and it was inspired by all the teachers out there who talk to us everywhere we go and are so generous with their ideas about teaching! As the name suggests, our blog will be a peek into…