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Traffic Update

By , March 22, 2012

It’s kind of fun to look at the graph of weekly traffic at since August, viewed as a proxy for “lesson planning activity.”


You can see quite clearly what happened during the holiday season: there’s a sharp drop for Thanksgiving, and a bigger plunge during the Christmas/New Year’s break. (Note that the baseline for this graph is not zero.)

Update May 24: I’ve replaced the earlier graph with one that extends from September through mid-May. You can see “spring break” and the overall decline as the end of the school year approaches.

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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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 »

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 »

Site Statistics

By , March 10, 2011

Traffic to has grown nicely during its first nine weeks: Read more »

Who’s Searching for Lesson Plans? (Countries)

By , February 21, 2011

Of the teachers who visit this web site, more than 25% are outside North America. Most of these teachers won’t buy print or CD-ROM products from US merchants, because of shipping costs, customs paperwork, and delivery delays — but they will often purchase PDF or other digital-download versions.

  1. United States (us) 68.9%
  2. Canada (ca) 5.6%
  3. Great Britain (gb) 3.4%
  4. Australia (au) 2%
  5. Japan (jp) 1.9%  …  Read more »

How Resource Links Are Organized Here

By , January 5, 2011

Here’s a summary of the sections and sub-sections on each page of the directory:

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Welcome to

By , January 1, 2011

Today, January 1, 2011, is the “soft launch” date for, a directory of lesson-plan resources for K-12 teachers.  I hope you find this web site useful.  For more information about, click here.

Advertising on

By , January 1, 2011

Updated: as of July 2, 2011, here’s how paid advertising appears on

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