Author Archives: briancookeducator

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Front Desk by Kelly Yang Arthur A. Levine Books , 2018, 304 pages Grades 5-7 ISBN 9781338541649 Mia Tang may seem to have it together from an outsider’s perspective, but this young girl was constantly under fire growing up and … Continue reading

Posted in YA Books | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Becoming a Literacy Leader

Recently a friend and I were going back-and-forth about the challenges of getting students to love reading for pleasure. While I acknowledged I was a better math student in middle school, he thought many teachers were not doing enough to … Continue reading

Posted in Instruction, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment