Reflections

Read Aloud (or Audiobook) Activities for Big Kids

Missing Read Aloud Time During COVID-19 Quarantine? I don't know about you, but our audiobook consumption has dropped this year. In the pre-COVID-19 era, we ...
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Dear Class of 2020

Whatever your plans were for this spring, they’ve probably been messed up in a big way. Maybe your plans for the summer, too. Homeschoolers don’t ...
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When Is It Okay to Mess with the Classics?

An upcoming retelling of Jane Eyre seems, at the very least, ill-advised. But why? Just because of our prejudices? Four or five years ago, I ...
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I am NOT a Reader

I am not a reader. I am not a writer, despite childhood ambition. I am not a knitter, though I used to claim that identity. ...
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Stress Reading is a Thing (for Kids, too)

Too Tired to Read? You've likely heard of "stress baking." Have you thought about "stress reading"? Essentially, it's reading differently because you're stressed. Some will ...
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Epic Poetry: Learning to Read–and Enjoy–It in 5 Steps

Epic Poetry in School Do you remember reading (or being assigned to read) one of the following in school? The IliadThe OdysseyThe AeneidBeowulf Your teacher ...
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A Family Easter

What were you doing last February? Possibly, after Valentine’s Day passed and stores cleared their shelves for St. Patrick’s, you were seeing some Easter chicks ...
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A Literary Hospital Mission Field

A month ago my mother was taken to the hospital with a serious infection and blood poisoning. The former threatened a sobering 80% mortality rate; ...
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