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Summer Reads! Award Winning Books for Teens

Award Winning Books for Teens  for 2011 Read this annotated list of engaging books from the Abe Lincoln Book Award Winners http://www.islma.org/pdf/2011AnnotatedMasterList.pdf

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Improve your vocabulary

Using Context Clues An effective way to understand unfamiliar words while reading is to use the other words in the sentence to make meaning of the word. Sometimes a sentence will provide…

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Better Technology May Mean More Essay Assignments

Better Technology May Mean More Essay Assignments.

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The end is near! Get through May!

The academic expectations put on students toward the end of the year can feel overwhelming. Follow these simple tips to help ease the strain and to increase your success: – Write down…

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Use that dictionary!

When reading a word you do not know, take the time to look up the definition, write  down in your book, or use the iBooks app to annotate your text.

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Reread your chapter!

Studies show that a quick reread of the challenging literature you read once will dramatically improve your reading comprehension.

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Fine tune your reading skills!

* Reread challenging material * Summarize each chapter – write down important events * Look up new vocabulary words – write the definition in your book

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Study Tip: Specify your thinking!

Narrow down your writing by asking why? What is the significance of this event in the book I’m reading?

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Study Tip: Start Fresh with a New Semester!

– Look over your work and your efforts from last semester. – Analyze what went well and what needs more attention. – Meet with your teacher and discuss your academic goals.

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Study Tip: Review semester material

– Organize your notes from the past few months of school – Review the most important concepts your teacher spent time reviewing – Rewrite such concepts in your own words

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