Hope for Cleveland Browns Fans: A (Very) Creative Writing Assignment

**This post originally appeared on December 11, 2015 when it seemed as though things could not get worse for my beloved Browns. But they did. As the Super Bowl approaches, it's time to bring it back. This is an optional … [Read more...]

Alternative 2016 Presidential Candidates from Literature

I'm not going to tell you who to vote for. That's not what I do here at ELACommonCoreLessonPlans.com. Nor will I tell you who I'm voting for—you don't care.I do know this. We could do worse. Alternative 2016 Presidential … [Read more...]

An Update on the Monkey’s Paw Re-emergence

Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis (all four of you (it used to be five, but my dad died)) know two things: (1) Don't mess with Ender Wiggin! (2) Don't mess with the monkey's … [Read more...]