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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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Thanksgiving Class Participation

[As you and your family enjoy your Thanksgiving feast of delicious turkey, tangy cranberries, and sugary sweet potatoes, what in the world will you talk about in between mouthwatering bites? How can…

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7 Steps to Highly Effective Annotations

Reading, understanding a text, and writing an essay can all become easier if you take the time to annotate your text. What does it actually mean to Read and Annotate? Here are seven easy…

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Top Ten De-Stressing Techniques

As the chilly fall weather cuts through our fleece jackets, as the darkness of winter creeps upon us, we can’t help but notice the dull blue mood that covers our sunshine. Try…

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Five Fantastic Tips to Ace that First School Essay – Body Paragraphs

You ask your high school child what he has for homework and he mumbles something about an annoying English essay. Your ears perk up as you remember the difficulty your son experienced last…

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Three Simple Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension

High school has truly begun. Your daughter brings home her English literature class syllabus. You try to restrain your eyes from popping out of your head as you peruse the difficult list…

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Junior Year Success: College Years Approaching!

Did you know that junior year in high school is one of the most important, critical years for your son or daughter?  – Time for the ACT or SAT – Noticeably more…

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Keep Your Kids’ Brains Alive!

Math and Spelling Decline Hit During Summer Break As parents, we know that summer vacation benefits our kids tremendously through outdoor play, family connections, and relaxing time. However, did we realize how…

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Turn Your Teenager’s Frown Upside Down!

Does your teen seem to ooze long sighs, loud scowls, and mean frowns? Is there a dark cloud over your son’s head when you suggest anything to him:from a new study habit…

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