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Reviews

As a lifelong bibliophile, I’ve essentially been reviewing books all my life. As a writer, I’ve reviewed books for Pop Matters, Altar Magazine, the Mother Talk network of bloggers and book reviewers, Feminist Review and more. I’ve gotten to review everything from an encyclopedic volume on African-American musical recordings to a cookbook inspired by Dr. Seuss. I also recently began reviewing […]

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Essays

Some of the personal or scholarly essays I’ve published are not directly linkable, but here’s what I’ve rounded up. Feel free to drop me a comment if you want further reading material. Scholarly: Queer Youth Cultures (Suny Series, Interruptions: Border Testimony & Critical Discourse) I have a chapter on transgender zine writers in this book, […]

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Writing

While I’ve been blogging for over eight years now, I’ve been writing for much longer, and a fair sampling of what I’ve done is scattered across the Internet, compiled here for your reading pleasure. I’ve written and published book reviews, poetry, essays, and features, as well as blogged about writing. If you like anything you read here, I’d love to […]

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Lesson Planning: Poetry

Like the list I’m making for literature, I’m keeping a running archive of lesson plans I find on the Internet that serves as jumping-off places for my own lesson planning when it comes to poetry. I’ll try and use whatever works as blog entries as well, for others to use as resources, but also for my […]

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Categories: Teaching

Lesson Planning: Reading

Integrating the teaching of reading and writing is a challenge for any new English teacher, especially for teaching adolescents. Here’s where I have compiled websites and resources that I have used or find really fruitful for ways to think about how to model reading and comprehension strategies in the classroom. Lesson Plans: Reader-Response Scrapbook Project (useful […]

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Lesson Planning: Writing

One of the trickiest parts of teaching English for me is making that sure I am allowing ample time to cover the subject material–literature, poetry, drama– while also teaching the important skills of reading and writing. Here’s where I’ve gathered some helpful plans and resources that have to do with teaching writing. After a workshop […]

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Teaching Facebook Culture

In the spring and fall semesters of 2008, I taught a class at UMBC in the Media and Communication Studies program titled “Facebook Culture: Democracy, Surveillance, and New Media.” It was a really interesting class to teach, and since then several of my students have gotten social networking internships at Pfizer and a few other major corporations […]

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Teaching with Technology

As you might have noticed, I am a passionate devotee of all that integrating technology can mean for teachers. Here you will find links to the best posts and articles I’ve written on the subject, as well as my favorite (mostly English-focused) resources for integrating technology into my teaching. What I’ve Written: Outside of this […]

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Lesson Planning: Pedagogy

It’s an amazing thing to be a teacher in the 21st century– rather than feeling isolated or alone, we are almost overwhelmed by the amount of information available to us. I try to collect whatever seems useful to me, as you can see from my other lesson planning pages, but while much of it is […]

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Lesson Planning: Literature

I’m trying to build myself an archive of the lesson plans I’ve found on the internet that are related to texts I teach currently or would like to– eventually, I’d like to try them out and blog about them as I go, so that anyone reading could get a sense of whether or not they’d […]

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