Tag: reading

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Learning how to “read”

You can read a book, but you can also read a room. You can read someone’s body language. You can

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A Modern Magi

“The Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry’s tale of gift giving and self-sacrifice, is the perfect December short story lesson.

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100 Best YA Books of All Time

Need a no-fail list of book recommendations? Whether students are searching for a new SSR book to start the fall

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I Just Met Susan Glaspell

Haven’t heard of her? You’re not alone. Last week, I came across Susan Glaspell’s short story, “A Jury of Her

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Sci Fi To Make Us Better People

Please allow me introduce you to Andy Weir’s tasty morsel of a short story called, “The Egg.” The story, part

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Reading Tracker: Beautiful, Easy & Fun

Today’s drop of brilliance comes from Jess, a fellow bookworm and middle school English teacher. With her permission, I’m sharing

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What the Cool Kids are Reading

Looking for your next summer read? The awesome folks at YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, have pulled together

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Best Book Ever?

What is America’s favorite book? This summer, the good folks at PBS have decided to take on this question and

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Book Search Like a Boss

Warning: This post includes explicit language. If you’re not comfortable discussing curse words that appear in the texts our students