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rebbecca-hill's picture
Mar.08.2013
"I wanna to be a toad so I can stick my tongue out and eat all day." –First grader Because of scheduling changes I have been switched from reading with a few second graders to now first graders. Walking into the first grade room was utter chaos. Every inch of wall was covered in letters, numbers,...
phil-naessens's picture
Mar.08.2013
  On Thursdays Phil Naessens Show Phil shares his love for reading and the radio, book reviews, critics, the New York Knicks and lists the podcasts/radio shows he listens to each and every day. To download this program to your portable listening device please right click the image below and...
carolyn-burns-bass's picture
Mar.05.2013
  You’ve probably read a few. They’re common on Amazon and other consumer book review sites. You’ll sometimes read them in respected print publications, too. They pick at elements of plot, character, setting, and pacing with razor-sharp talons. They shred themes and pummel prose. They may even...
orna-b-raz's picture
Mar.04.2013
A generation ago my daughters read all the 8  Ramona books by Beverly Cleary in  English and loved them.  Now I read Ramona Quimby,  Age 8 (in Hebrew) with a young friend and she loves it just the same.  The Ramona series has been around since the 1950s but it is easy to...
cliff-burns's picture
Feb.19.2013
There's a certain aroma or, more properly, miasma surroundimg most regional writing, a stink of amateurism that is immediately apparent when you open a volume of the stuff; what comes wafting out is so unpleasant, it can induce gagging. The province I call home features a particularly noxious...
kim-packard's picture
Feb.18.2013
My personal approach to reading literature as a youth was very intuitive in that I would casually walk into a library or a bookstore and select my next book based on a genre that appealed to me at that moment and skim the passages to see which book piqued my interest most. (In other words, I was...
orna-b-raz's picture
Feb.18.2013
I have been teaching EFl to college age students in Israel since 1995. In my country children study English for about 8 years and have a matriculation examination at the end of 12th grade. Yet many  students still have problems reading and comprehending even a simple text. Often when I ask my...
corina-vacco's picture
Feb.08.2013
At the very young age of not-quite-three, my son, of his own free will, is reading—albeit only four words: go, truck, woof, and zoom—but still. He’s reading. It’s amazing to watch it all come together for him. For the past year, he’s been reciting his favorite books—all rhythmic delights—...
joseph-means's picture
Jan.31.2013
Millie looked at the screen in the front of her couch and it read, “When ready to return home, please press the red button.” She asked, “Is everyone ready to go home?” Tired little voices from the couches behind her agreed that they were ready to go home. Jasmine said, “I just wish that it wasn’t...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.31.2013
    Bird of Paradise Lost Book tour - - with dates and specific hours and more events to be filled in ...by Andrew Lam on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:11am · PublicFriendsFriends except AcquaintancesOnly MeCustomClose FriendsLowell HighSee all lists...New America...