Author Archives: Ms. Burroughs

About Ms. Burroughs

I teach 7th grade language arts at Edwards Middle School. I love anything to do with technology and using it in reading and writing. Learning shouldn't have to be boring nor should the job of teaching. "To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul." ~ Muriel Spark

Reflections on 9/11

Originally posted on Writing Outside of the Lines:
Ten years ago today, my life was changed forever, but it wasn’t just me – it was every American citizen whether they were alive during that horrible day or yet to be…

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Would You Rather?

Originally posted on Writing Outside of the Lines:
Something to ponder while you enjoy your weekend…I thought I would throw out one of those “Would You Rather?” questions.  I have the game in my classroom and love to see how…

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Hunger Games “What If?” #1

As I told you on Edmodo, as we work our way through the Hunger Games, I will be posting  “what if” questions for you to earn extra credit.  The extra credit will be worth 20 points per posting.  You are required to … Continue reading

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Reading will give you SUPER POWERS!

This is a post I did back in June, but my new kids (that’s you) haven’t had the pleasure of seeing my blog yet.  I figured, “What better way to introduce them to my blog than my post about Reading … Continue reading

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Where will you vacation??

You KNOW I love to read, and I read because I can go anywhere in world (or out of this world) depending on what book I have in my hands.  So….summer vacation is here, and I am wondering where might … Continue reading

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April is….(drum roll)

What’s so great about April?  No….it’s not the verse, “April showers bring May flowers”.  Blah!  Although, that little verse does rhyme, which kind of goes with what I was going to tell you.  April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!  Woohoo!!  I … Continue reading

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Who’s Pushing Your Buttons??!!!

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Order of Importance

Everyone has particular places, people, or possessions that believe are important.  How would you rank the following??  Provide a reason for your choices. Consider carefully your choices because every choice may have an effect on one of the others.  🙂 … Continue reading

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Past & Future You

I follow a blog called SoulPancake.  There I can find oodles of prompts and videos to make me say, “Hmmmm….”.  I found one today that I really loved and wanted to share it with you.  I have adapted it to … Continue reading

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Picture Poetry

I discovered a great website called PicLit.  PicLit is full of images to inspire your creative thinking.  Once you’ve chosen your picture, you use the gallery of words to either drop and drag to your picture, OR you can freestyle … Continue reading

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