Middle School Book Club Novel: Rick by Alex Gino

Rick by Alex Gino Rick is a 6th grader who has all the classic struggles: adapting to middle school, outgrowing friends, changing family dynamics when his sister heads off to college, and spending time with a grandfather he barely knows. But he also struggles with something else: questioning his sexuality. Gino beautifully writes this very […]

What Happened to Grammar?

Remember learning the difference between subject and predicate? How about the proper way to fix a run-on sentence? Where to break up a word when using a hyphen? I remember learning those things, and I remember teaching them, too. But not anymore. Grammar has gone the way of handwriting and spelling: no longer necessary to […]