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Books, Pt 1

Find fucking inspiration everywhere,” a poster I have says, so let’s start with books.

Why read books?  I can find it on Google.

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This week was National Storytelling Week. We chose different ways to tell the our class story – The Willow Pattern Plate.

Some of us acted out the story with our friends. 11 more words


Because Some Days are Awesome.

I began a blog post earlier (which will be posted…early next week I think) but as I was writing it, something in my heart (and brain) was telling me I needed to write about this instead. 1,161 more words


The Sound of Music and Bookish Love: My Weekend Reading Playlist

Several months ago, I wrote a post entitled, “The Sound of Music and Bookish Love: My Reading Playlist,” in which I listed 15 songs that I enjoy playing in the background while I read. 249 more words


Why I love libraries

One of my early career goals was to be a librarian. I was probably six or seven when I set upon this dream, and it didn’t last long. 770 more words


Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? | BBC News

E-books are increasingly being used in classrooms by children as young as three – and they are making a big difference to the reading habits of boys.

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Bossy 'e' Quiz-Quiz-Trade

Another recently added and updated resource I have made is Bossy ‘e’ Quiz-Quiz-Trade.  Inspired by an activity I saw in a Cooperative Learning book, here is a fun way to teach your students how bossy ‘e’ (or whatever you like to call it) changes the short vowel into a long vowel. 154 more words