Category Archives: To Kill a Mockingbird

Creating Connections

Pattie Sloan and Joan Flora:  two teachers challenging the status quo The newspaper ads are signaling that a new season ( and no, it isn’t Christmas) is upon us.  That’s next month.  They are announcing their back to school sale, causing parents … Continue reading

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Making Huck Finn Relevant to Disengaged Readers

by Pattie Sloan and Joan Flora: two teachers challenging classroom status quo Do you like irony?   After teaching–okay, over-teaching–To Kill a Mockingbird several years ago, I decided to show the class the film. After the first fifteen minutes, a … Continue reading

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