Matty Mahoney

9 Fantasy Series You Need in Your Classroom

Share these fantasy series with your students. Fantasy is a great genre to use in your classroom. Students love the magic and wonder of stories like The Hobbit or Harry Potter. But setting aside Tolkien and Rowling, there’s a whole slew of fantasy ripe for the picking, but where should we start? Whether using them […] Read more…

how to teach dialogue writing

6 Tips for Teaching How to Write Dialogue

When it comes to writing fiction, even professionals struggle with creating enjoyable, engaging dialogue. It’s a part of writing that’s deceptively difficult. Why students struggle with writing dialogue At first glance, it seems like dialogue shouldn’t be so difficult to write. Many students don’t understand how dialogue should work. This is a problem, because poorly […] Read more…

How to teach students to write a thesis statement

Making Better Writers: How to Write a Thesis

No matter what your students are writing, the most important piece of any essay is a strong, well-defined thesis. But for many students, this can also be the most challenging part of the essay–how can they even start a paper if they don’t even know what they’re writing about? Lucky for your students, then, that […] Read more…

Graphic novels for teens

9 Graphic Novels Your Students Will Love

Wondering what graphic novels for teens that you should have on your bookshelf? Graphic novels can be a great way to introduce topics or concepts to your students. Plus, they are engaging. Even the most reluctant readers will be drawn into the story. They are great additions to your independent reading program. Here are some […] Read more…