Literature

How to Support a Slow Reader in Their Teen years

My kids are entering their teen years and the amount of required reading for school has definitely increased compared to their younger years. The amount of reading began picking up the pace during middle school and it continues to increase each year. For some of my kids, this is a welcome change. They love getting …

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A Collection of Thrillers and Suspense Books You Won’t Want to Put Down

While I love a good booklist or a book challenge that keeps me reading a variety of literature, I recently took a break to indulge my favorite genre – thrillers and suspense books. I absolutely adore a book that I can’t put down because I am dying to know what happens. I do not want …

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Fantastic Learning Ideas for The One and Only Ivan

One and Only Ivan Learning Resources

Meet Ivan.  The One and Only Ivan.  The Mighty Silverback of Exit 8.  Whose tiny domain existed in a mall for 27 years. (This post contains affiliate links.  Read the full disclosure here.) His story is told in Katherine Applegate’s engaging book, The One and Only Ivan. Of course, Ivan isn’t just a character in her book.  He …

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12 Fabulous Books to Read in 8th Grade: Our Homeschool Booklist

A fabulous booklist for 8th grade should include a variety of titles so your middle school child will encounter various time periods, genres, character types, and themes. Middle school is a great time to begin to explore Young Adult titles, but you don’t have to stop including great literature in the children’s category. There are …

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8 Fantastic Books for your Middle School Book Club

Our Middle School book club has planned a new school year of reading and we are so excited about the list of books we selected for the 2020-2021 school year. Middle school is such a fun age to begin dabbling in young adult literature while also enjoying a few good children’s titles. Our list includes …

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