Welcome to my blog! My name’s Sarah (Mrs. Andersen) and I’m a high school English teacher with a passion for both reading YA and connecting it with my students. I fell in love with young adult lit the summer of 2006 when I took Young Adult Literature with Dr. Steffel at Central Michigan University. I think I read about 20 books in six weeks and I haven’t stopped reading since!
AS A TEACHER AND BLOGGER:
Every chance I get, I encourage my students to read. One of my favorite things to hear is “I actually read this, Mrs. Andersen! I’ve never read a book from cover to cover before.” It never gets old :) The reading never stops, and each year I challenge myself to read more than the previous year so I can introduce my students to more great books.
I created this blog to incorporate technology into my teaching, but mostly to give my students a place to discuss the books they’re reading (through topics, articles, etc). Since the summer of 2010 I’ve been blogging and reviewing books on a regular basis. I love what my blog has become because it’s a way for me to let my students (and others) know outside of my classroom more about the books I’m reading. I booktalk the books I read with my students, but with my blog they get a more detailed version of my booktalk. Many of my teaching friends have also been using my blog as a resource in their classroom. How cool is that?! And one of the biggest reasons I love blogging- Who doesn’t love talking about great books?!