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It’s How You Finish!

Wrap up your school year with a bang!  – Do your best on end-of-year projects. – Ask your teachers for help. – Stay one step ahead of due dates!

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Writing and Specificity

How can you paint a crystal clear picture in your audience’s eyes of the characters and setting of your story? How can you pull empathy from your reader to help express the…

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Summer Math Enrichment Ideas

Summer Math Enrichment Ideas From tracking the weather to following the stock market, you can maintain math skills through these every day relevant ideas.

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Online Writing Lab for you

Excellent writing help available for you! http://www.owl.english.purdue.edu/

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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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