Case Study: A Narrative Writing Unit that correlates with Elie Weisel's Night. Focused learning goals on writing, revising, analyzing texts, and reading as a writer. Assessed students understand traits of narrative, however they struggle to organize thoughts and convey those ideas to the reader in a way that communicates and captivates.
Literature Review: What current research says about selective mutism, a rather recently identified social anxiety disorder. Review includes the author's personal experience raising a child with selective mutism.
Research Review: Review of Dr. Hunter Brimi's article, "Teaching Writing in the Shadow of Standardized Writing Assessment: An Exploratory Study", which explores how standardized writing assessments influence the way English teachers educate students about composition.
Research Review: Cell phones are a fact of life, a piece of the daily grind, an appendage for many of today's studnets. Do we fight cell phones in the classroom or embrace them?