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#BookTalk: Love That Dog

Getting through this book was a personal challenge for me, not because Love That Dog by Sharon Creech lacked quality, but because verse novels are really,  214 more words


Soulful Chicago Book Fair

On a Saturday, July 16, 2016, I attended the Soulful Chicago Book fair on Chicago’s south side.  In 2015; Founder, Asadah Kirkland brought over 20 years of experience to create  531 more words


To Wikipedia , or not to Wikipedia...

Convincing students, even in higher education, of the validity of Wikipedia can be challenging, so I (Cathy) use a little humour to introduce the debate. I like this cartoon because it is an adult telling the child the information must be correct.   107 more words


Why Education: Critical Literacy, Freedom, and Equity

The presidential election cycle provides one powerful and disturbing lesson in the U.S.: formal education has failed to accomplish the single most important aspect of why universal public education is essential for a free and just people… 860 more words


Read To Me

Reading to your child is the first step towards building a strong academic foundation. You can build excitement about reading starting at a young age.  Babies enjoy listening to their parents and caregivers read to them.   403 more words



First of all, I will summarize the commercial briefly for better understanding and to be on the same page.

In this IKEA commercial, an old red lamp is being dumped by its owner on the street, right next to the garbage which is in front of the house. 541 more words