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...]

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

I love football.Unfortunately, I'm from Cleveland. And what is a fun hobby for many is a factory of sadness for me.To escape from the sadness, I dove into literature. And here's what I came up with. A Creative … [Read more...]