Back-to-School Traffic Surge

By , September 16, 2011

Here’s a graph of daily traffic to (updated: August 4 through October 3):

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Scam Alert: Global Teacher Exchange, Teaching Companion, English Unit Plans

By , August 30, 2011

Today I learned about two “new” companies, called and, which sell the same exact products as All appear to be scams!

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Most Popular Titles (Jan. 1 to Aug. 27)

By , August 28, 2011

Here’s an updated list of the most frequently-viewed pages at since January 1, 2011:

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (3,739)
  2. Fudge, Double Fudge, Fudge-A-Mania, Superfudge by Judy Blume (1,735)
  3. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (1,172)
  4. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen (1,151)
  5. The Metamorphoses by Ovid (1,146)
  6. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (1,117)
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1,079)
  8. Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar (1,061)
  9. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (1,043)
  10. Beowulf by Anonymous – Beowulf (1,038) Read more »

Most Popular Titles (August 1-25)

By , August 26, 2011

Here’s a list of the most frequently-viewed lesson-plan pages at during the first 25 days of August. (The number of unique pageviews is shown in parentheses.)

  1. The Hunger Games (390) Suzanne Collins
  2. The Most Dangerous Game (366) Richard Connell
  3. Sideways Stories From Wayside School (147) Louis Sachar
  4. The Best School Year Ever (136) Barbara Robinson
  5. The Lemonade War (134) Jacqueline Davies Read more »

Please Help Me Find Misteaks!

By , August 23, 2011

I need your help!  Please take a few minutes to check one or two of the literature-title pages at, and let me know about any problems.

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Removing Advertising from Many Pages

By , August 9, 2011

Update (Aug. 22): I’m removing the Google AdSense advertising block from many literature-title pages.   Read more »

Update: Added 30,000 more links

By , August 9, 2011

Over this past weekend, I added another 30,000 links to the database (which now includes more than 215,000 links).

Over the past 24 hours I’ve re-generated nearly all of the 3,500 pages at

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How Facebook is Mucking Our Kids’ Minds

By , August 8, 2011

With a new school year comes a new spate of warnings about how the internet is warping our kids.

Today’s example: “What Facebook Does to Kids’ Brains”  Read more »

Mistakes That Lesson-Plan Sellers Make (on TPT and elsewhere)

By , August 3, 2011

Here is a list of problems I’ve encountered while trying to organize information about lesson plan resources; this is essentially a list of marketing suggestions to help sellers — but if sellers heed my advice, they’ll help teachers find useful resources with less effort.

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Site Expanded to 2,800 Literature Titles

By , August 2, 2011

I’ve just finished the latest update cycle for, with resources now listed for nearly 800 additional literature titles, for a  new total of more than 2,800 literary works covered.  (This follows last month’s updates which doubled the number of resources linked for most titles.)

I’ve also modified the appearance of directory pages by adding a navigation/summary menu to the left margin.

Also, books which were finalists or winners of the Newberry Award are identified as such (usually this is the final item on the page).


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