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                              No doubt, after the coronavirus pandemic sputters into the past, there will be a mass reckoning of how we function in society.  Virtual learning, now used by educators throughout the county, may become the new normal, but should it? Many educators enjoy online teaching,...

  Going Home: A Short Story Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality. Emily Dickinson   There were plenty of empty seats on the train...

    Writing Group Prompt: Select a painting and write a reflection.  I just can’t believe that people are still interested in me.  It’s quite true. They really are. I’m amazed that I have been in the public eye for so long.  Sometimes I think that my incredible...

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Goodreads Author) The fictional Shaker Heights could be any suburb anywhere. The rules, cliques, routines, expectations, and conformity are embodied by Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, who happen to own a duplex they rent out to Mia, a free-spirited artist, and her young daughter,...

  I Let You Go begins with a chilling accident, the death of a young child. Jenna Gray leaves the scene of the accident and moves to a seaside town on the Welsh coast. There is an unexpected twist and a very detailed narrative from the...

Use this PowerPoint to engage young readers before reading, Will You Sit on My Porch?  So many pumpkins to choose from!  How will Sam find just the right one?  Join Sam and his busy mom as they go on a nocturnal pumpkin-picking adventure! Click on the...

New English language learners are often intimidated by books that are read by native speakers.  However, reading from an ESL-designated list is not always the best way to find a great book.  Here is a list of books students have found to be enjoyable and...

Autism is on the rise in our society and a diagnosis can really overwhelm a family, especially if their child is the only one in class who has been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Although Benjamin Ludwig’s novel, Ginny Moon is not clinical...