Tag Archive: fiction

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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“Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong” by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks   9781596436596. 2013. Gr 9-12. High school’s epic battle comes to full force as the robotics team and cheerleaders compete to fund… Continue reading

Exploring an Essential Question with Fiction

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Recently, I was asked to create a list of titles for a ninth-grade novel unit in which the essential question that the class would address is the following: “How do the decisions and… Continue reading

Digital Learning Day—February 6

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The second annual Digital Learning Day is quickly approaching: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, is a great opportunity to explore the multitude of important ways in which technology can enhance education. Teachers, librarians, media… Continue reading

Teaching Your Favorite Novels in the Light of Common Core

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By now you’ve either read or heard about the December 7 Common Core article in the UK’s Telegraph, announcing that schools in the US were replacing J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye… Continue reading

Author Interview: Brenna Yovanoff

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I am so thrilled to introduce one of my favorite authors, Brenna Yovanoff! If you happen to recall, I reviewed her latest release The Space Between recently, which you can view here. Brenna… Continue reading

Books for the Birds

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Not so much for the birds, I suppose, as about them.  These books aren’t just for bird-lovers.  Give them a chance even if you wouldn’t know a meadowlark from and oriole.  I think… Continue reading

Book Review: The Night Circus

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. September 13, 2011. (ARC Copy) “The Circus arrives without warning.” This intriguing sentence starts off a tale of magic, romance, and wonderment in debut author Erin Morgenstern’s… Continue reading

Kidnapped

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I must confess that I haven’t read the Robert Louis Stevenson classic from which I lifted the title of this post, but I have read several teen novels recently that have to do… Continue reading