I am a Middle School Language Arts teacher from Atlanta, Georgia.  I absolutely love working with this  age group and subject.

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I look forward to hearing from you!


5 responses to “About

  1. Emily March 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Hi. I came across your blog from Twitter, and I think it’s great. I was wondering if you could make some suggestions. I am in grad school preparing to be a high school English teacher. I am currently in an English Methods class, and believe it or not. my professor hasn’t provided any instruction in how to actually sit down and put together a unit.
    There are so many choices to make and so many factors to take into account. While I know I’ll be refining this skill for my entire career, I was hoping to locate some sort of “template, ” for lack of a better word, that will serve as a guidepost when putting together a unit overview and creating day-to-day plans.

    Is there some useful model you can recommend, or at least a starting point, whether it be a book you found helpful or a website that addressed this.

    Thanks so much for your input.

    i will keep reading the blog!



  2. KDixon March 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Emily, So sorry it took me so long to get back to you! My best advice to get started is this: Research first, the topic and how others have taught it with your own goals in mind. From there you can narrow down what you find to what you will use, adapt ideas to your needs, and create the materials that still need creating.

    Websites I use to research a lot are Read Write Think, Web English Teacher, Edutopia, and the English Companion Ning.

    There is a link to the Ning over on the side of the page. If you go there, you will find a whole community of English teachers helping each other out. It’s fantastic!


  3. R.Veridiano April 4, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Hello! My name is Ruby, and I am the social media liaison for LitWorld. On behalf of the organization, we thank you for posting about World Read Aloud Day! Would it be possible for you to email me your email address? We would love to continue building, and hope we can keep the communication lines open for future projects! We would love to have you involved in the many things we have planned for LitWorld 🙂

    Ruby Veridiano


  4. Ishan May 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Hey Katie,

    Hope you’re having a great day!

    I’m doing an expert roundup on my site and I think many new English teachers looking at good education technology products for their classroom would love to know your answer to this question :

    If you could only use 3 Education technology tools/apps/sites for your teaching which 3 tools would you choose? e.g. Grammarly, Remind, and Skype.

    Thanks in advance!

    As soon as I’m done compiling the results, I would inform and link back to your blog.

    Thank you!


    • KDixon May 28, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Thanks for your interest, Ishan! I think that the three tools I use most often are Haiku (a LMS kind of like edmodo), Microsoft OneNote (kind of like evernote), and WordPress for student blogs. Let me know if you have any other questions!


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