Literature

The Outsiders Literature Study: Create A Fantastic Book Club

The Outsiders┬áby S. E. Hinton was the focus of our literature study this month.┬áThis is a particularly fantastic book to read with a group of high schoolers because the author was in high school when she wrote the book. Add in some candy cigarettes, book-themed costumes, and some fantastic food ideas and you have a …

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Green Ember Literature Study: Host a Fantastic Book Club for Kids

This creative book club for The Green Ember by S. D. Smith was a delightful part of our ongoing monthly book clubs for kids. This first book in an epic adventure series inspired a fun celebration and discussion for both my girls’ and boys’ book clubs. I have no doubt they will remember these characters …

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A Thorough Review of the Brave Writer Curriculum for Literature

A review of how the Brave Writer Arrow Guides and how they transformed our approach to Language Arts.

Before I found the Brave Writer Curriculum, I felt like Tarzan.  Or Jane.  Swinging all day from various trees in the language arts forest, never knowing if it was going to be enough. I was leaping from workbook to workbook to cover these skills, but what was I achieving? Spelling.  Vocabulary.  Comprehension questions.  Grammar.  Writing. …

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Over 30 Graphic Novels Your Elementary Schooler Will Love

This list of over 30 graphic novels for elementary school is perfect for your child.

This collection of graphic novels for elementary school children is the perfect way to find a title that will engage your youngest readers. But don’t be surprised when older children find themselves immersed in these titles as well. And while an engaging graphic novel is a great way to encourage a reluctant reader, don’t limit …

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Practical Ideas for Reading Shakespeare Plays with Kids

Practical Tips for Reading Shakespeares Plays with Kids

Introducing Shakespeare’s plays to your kids is a fantastic way to lay the foundation so your children can learn to appreciate and enjoy Shakespeare. Unfortunately, the words and the language of Shakespeare’s plays can be intimidating for adults, making it intimidating to introduce the plays to children. Do not let that stop you from tackling this subject …

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