T.O.T.Week: oscar stories

I think a good teacher always appreciates a challenge, and my bread and butter are the reluctant readers. Nary will I pass up an opportunity to hunt down that story that will grab the attention of the kid who ‘hates reading.’ In my opinion, kids don’t really hate reading… they simply haven’t found the rightContinue reading “T.O.T.Week: oscar stories”

T.O.T.Week: orphan stories

Orphan protagonists have a prominent role in storytelling, and I understand why. You may discover an underdog rising from the phoenix ashes (hello, Harry Potter), a circumstantial alliance of like-minded misfits (hello, Lost Boys of Peter Pan), or a good-over-evil triumph (hello, Matilda). It is our natural inclination to cheer alongside a protagonist that defiesContinue reading “T.O.T.Week: orphan stories”