My most poignant play—and it’s perfect for celebrating Juneteenth! Based on actual slave narratives, Freedom for the First Time is historically-accurate, kid-friendly, and … More
Tag: Mackowiecki Lewis
When I first started teaching thirty years ago, the state test was a pencil and paper bubble test. It was … More
Plays & Paired Texts for Black History Month
Here are nine compelling paired texts with which to recognize black history month while meeting numerous Language Arts standards. All … More
MLK Day & Black History Month
If you’re like me, you put a bow on the holidays and then breathed a sigh of relief as you … More
A Special Pooh Event!
Back in the days of the big three networks, a television special like Charlie Brown, Winnie-the-Pooh, or the Little Drummer … More
Have a Dickens of a Christmas!
We all know that last week before Christmas vacation can be a real bugger in the classroom. The kids get … More
Plays: A Series of Good Times
My colleague popped in my room the other day to share his experience using my Sleepy Hollow play. His hope … More
Build better Readers, Writers, and Math Masters from Day One
My Fact Car Rally program is overdue for an update, but that doesn’t mean you can’t snag a copy right … More
The Anatomy of a Play
Like most of you, summer furlough is upon me, which for me means some time to find my mojo on … More
Trees, Bees, and Centipedes . . .
The clocks have all sprung forward, the turkey vultures have returned, and the sprouts are beginning to pop. Spring has … More