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Welcome to The Savage Mug!

I’m Dru – a coffee drinking, English teaching, children’s book writing, dog loving, mother of two middle schoolers. I have my masters in teaching secondary English and absolutely LOVE creating ELA resources. If you haven’t already, check out The Savage Mug on Teachers Pay Teachers, or follow along on Instagram. I believe we can transform the future through increased literacy and positive communication. Join me in making an impact one word at a time.


Earth Day Mini Book

One of my favorite things about when my kids were in elementary school was when they’d bring home little books they made in class. Sometimes there would be things “glued on” that fell off with the slightest jiggle. Other times I wouldn’t be able to read what they wrote. But I still loved everything they … Continue reading Earth Day Mini Book

Poetry Mini Book Activity

Oh goodness… I wish I was in school so my teacher could assign this project to me! A mini poetry book?! Yes. A mini poetry book. This activity is complete with a printable template, various interior pages, and front and back covers. Write a haiku, a sonnet… No matter what grade or ability level you … Continue reading Poetry Mini Book Activity