Recently a friend suggested that I share ideas for classroom activities for some of the books I review. My intention for the site is to focus mainly on recommending great books. Teachers are born creative, or creative people become teachers, or something like that. Either way, I'm confident that with the right books (hopefully some of which I'll suggest) those teachers will come up with way better stuff than I will.
However, sometimes there are activities that I've done (or considered) that I just may post. Yesterday I posted a review of Surviving the Applewhites, and it was only a week or so ago that my friend gave me the classroom activities suggestion. It just so happens she had a son in my class a few years ago when we read Surviving the Applewhites. She and I still giggle about the effect of one my lessons on her son. It certainly was memorable! And effective.
Keep an eye out tomorrow for a post about using Surviving the Applewhites in the classroom. Then in the coming weeks and months and (dare I say?) years, watch for others every now and again. Mostly, however, watch for more recommendations of great books.