Category Archives: Esperanza

Getting buy-in for a novel: Esperanza by Rebecca Moulton

Recently the topic of novel selection and usage in a particular class level has come up in several forums including CI Peek and the iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching Facebook page. I’d like to join the discussion by sharing my recent experience during which there was a slight hiccup that became a perfect segue for student “buy in”…

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…