Each month, we share five things we love as part of our Footnotes Newsletter. Check out some of our favorite English language arts articles we found around the web.

1. Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Named America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS Survey

The classic story of injustice and morality beat Outlander and Harry Potter for the top spot in PBS’s Great American Read survey.

2. The Books That Made Dracula

The London Library recently discovered the original books Bram Stoker himself read while writing his gothic tale.

3. Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

Emily Hanford explains why science-based teaching is best when it comes to reading instruction in this opinion piece for The New York Times.

4. Jigsaw Your Peer Reviews

Need a new way to peer review essays? Try the jigsaw method, in which groups of students each focus on one specific area of a paper, such as organization, word choice, or introduction, then assemble their critiques together.

5. A School Installed A Book Vending Machine And Kids Are Already Obsessed

In Buffalo, New York, students have fallen in love with a new vending machine installed in their school. But this one doesn’t dispense snacks—it gives out free books.