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

Remembering Whitney

There are moments in a person’s life when an event happens that takes you rushing back to your childhood.  Today is one of those days for me.  Some of you may know that Whitney Houston has died – it’s all … Continue reading

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The End of Innocence

We began reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  We met Bruno who is 9 years old and by all accounts very naive and innocent of the madness around him.  The first day in the new home … Continue reading

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Love and Hate

Love and hate.  Two words with very powerful but different meanings.  Describe love and hate.  You may use any words to do this.  You can use colors, a story, describe the feelings each brings, or anything you think might be … Continue reading

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What if????

We just finished the exciting ending of “The Monkey’s Paw”, and many of us had different reactions to the ending that W.W. Jacobs chose for his story.  Now it’s your turn.  Imagine an alternate ending for the story.  How would … Continue reading

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Chicken Little??

OMG!!  What has happened to Chicken Little??!! Can you tell the story behind this picture?  Be creative and have fun with it.

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Fairy Tale Apocalypse

An apocalypse is described as any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.  So imagine after a strange meteor shower, a fairy tale apocalypse takes place with fairy tale creatures from everywhere wandering and roaming the Earth.  What would it be like? … Continue reading

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A Who Dunnit Mystery!

Old Man Winter finally blew in this week!  However, there is a thief amongst us!  Students, your footprints have been discovered at a crime scene, which has stirred the nation: the theft of Frosty the Snowman’s nose! You claim you … Continue reading

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In The Clouds

Have your ever seen the movie “The Fog” or “The Mist”?  I’ve seen both, so when I saw this picture, I thought it would be an awesome journal prompt.  There is NO telling what is behind that cloud!  What do … Continue reading

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Another reason to love him!

As if there wasn’t reason enough for me to love LL Cool J, check out this video he did on punctuation!  Oh my!!!

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City in the Clouds

  Be creative with a plethora of details.  I want to hear all about your day in the City in the Clouds.

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