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50 Romance Plot Ideas!

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Publishing, Reading, Research, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

This post was originally titled, “Master List of Romantic Conflicts,” but it really contains big ideas for entire plots. Of course, to write an engrossing love story–whether it… Source: 50 Romance Plot Ideas!

On Why I Write

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Creative, Guest Post, Reading, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest Post by Florence LeFevre I’ve wondered, over the years, about that simple question. Why do I write?   I’m an average person, with an average life, nothing out of the ordinary. Just plain me, with my family, friends, and addictions to TV Shows and salted caramel.   But still, I write.   The cliché is [...]

How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids’ Pleasure for Books – The Atlantic

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , |

Forcing kids to keep track of their reading time can turn it into a chore. Source: How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids' Pleasure for Books - The Atlantic

How Do You Read? – The Pleasure Of The Slow Read

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Teaching, What I'm reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I'm a slow reader. Not slow as in I-read-100-words-a-minute slow. I'm actually a terrifyingly fast when looked at in terms of word count (a consequence of a speed-reading class I took in 8th grade). When I say I'm a slow reader, what I mean is that I actually sit with a book for [...]

Close Reading – The Atlantic

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning to write by learning to read Source: Close Reading - The Atlantic

Who Should Decide What High School Kids Are Allowed to Read? – The Atlantic

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Teaching|Tags: , , , , , |

ool Kids Are Allowed to Read?Who Should Dec Source: Who Should Decide What High School Kids Are Allowed to Read? - The Atlantic

Teaching Resources: 11 Resources for Writing Teachers

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Teaching, Writing|

Hello fellow teachers! Teaching writing has probably never been harder. How do you teach writing to students whose main experience with writing is text messaging!  At the same time, writing is more important now than ever. Colleges make life-changing decisions about students’ acceptance based on their writing, and employers say good writing is a hard skill to find in the Source: [...]

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