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15 Totally Awesome Reads! Grab some books!

 1. Ordinary People, by Judith Guest  ***Oh wow! Yes, an oldie, Hello, Amy but eye opening and tremendously insightful! Read this book now even if you read it 20 years ago b/c…

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7 Study Tips to Ace Final Exams

1) Create a Study Schedule. Stay organized: make a specific list of material you have to review and write down exactly the day time you will tackle these topics. 2) Give yourself…

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The Thrill of Winter: Writing Prompts for Kids

Creative Winter Memories: Can you tell a story about your favorite parts of winter? Can you write about a problem you’ve experienced in the wintertime? What exciting events happened to you while braving…

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Holiday Gift Book Ideas for Your Teen

[This past semester, my sophomore students completed an Independent Reading Project. Here is a partial list of books they recommend for other teens (some excellent reads for adults too!): 1. The Uglies…

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Beware the Ides of Electronic Reading

[Did you know that approximately 59 million people actively use tablets in the United States? Are you aware that Apple sold 14.4 million iPads in 2013? Like my household, I’m sure either…

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Help Your Child to a Healthy End of the School Year

[Although the warm breezes of summer beckon your son or daughter’s imagination to the pool, beach, or park, the reality of school still remains a priority. You want to help encourage a…

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Three Great Reads

[People often ask me, “What does a high school English teacher read for fun?” After wrapping up Jane Eyre with my sophomores and The Great Gatsby with my juniors, I found a…

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Best Young Adult Reads:Voted on by My NT Sophomores

em>Need a good read for the spring? Grab a few of these for your teen!  Fav Reads by Mrs. Haskell’s Sophomore English Students 1. Divergent 2. An Abundance of Katherine 3. Fight…

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Reading: A Sure Fire Way to Improve Writing

Reading and writing in schools became linked at the turn of the century, when Harvard and other universities decided that reading literature was essential to learning to write. Do these four reasons…

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Sign Up for Summer Classes!

Is Your Son or Daughter Ready for High School English Class?  Please Register for the following classes to help best prepare for the fall: 1) Effective Writing for High School Success 2) Analytic Reading…

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Please Read Wonder, by P.J. Palacio

A warm, engaging, sad yet humorous story that will make you pause, think about life, and offer you hope. This wonderful book will entertain children and adults and give special insight to…

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Chilly Dark Weather: Warm Bright Writing

Whereas many people want to improve their writing skills, very few take the time to do so. What writing activities do you or your teens practice? What specific steps do you employ…

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