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Crystalee Calderwood

High School English Teacher

Crystalee Calderwood is a high school English teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University, where she studied poetry and writing for children and teens. Now she spends most of her time writing and reading poetry with teens as an English and creative writing teacher at a private school. In her spare time, she is a freelance writer who specializes in literacy, education, and the issues teachers face inside and outside the classroom.

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  • Literacy

    Using Children’s Books to Teach Literary Theory in High School

    Literary theory can be a tough topic for high school students—a simple story may be just the scaffold they need to start figuring it out.