Increasing Student Motivation and Critical Reading Tips By Teachers

The following attachment, critical reading literacy class index card notes, is several index cards with notes from a teaching reading class from my days as an elementary education major at Illinois State University (ISU). I cannot really figure out what textbook and class they are from, but possibly in the future I can add that information [...]

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Below is a custom intro copy I received in my blog email, michelle [at] It is always exciting when I receive emails from actual blog visitors as I do not get a lot of them and it helps me actually believe the statistics shown on the blog c-panel that after several years there are [...]

Watercolor Logo Video Posted On YouTube

Below is a seventeen second watercolor video I posted on YouTube. It was purchased on from the seller videosketch in April 2016. I am trying to run it as a video ad on YouTube to increase traffic to this blog. I just opened a Google Adwords account a few days ago and requested approval [...]

Teaching Reading Quizzes

The following PDF, Teaching Reading Quizzes Without Name 4-25-16, is from a class I took on teaching reading/literacy to elementary school students in September/October of 2006 as per the dates on the papers. It is just several graded quizzes I scanned and found with some textbooks and binders I still have. It was probably from a [...]