Attention Teachers: Ayn Rand Student Writers Contest

Attention Teachers: Ayn Rand Student Writers Contest

A co-worker made me aware of some really neat essay contests for students who have read the works of Ayn Rand. These essay contests reward cash prizes to the students winners, as well as teacher incentives. 8th, 9th, 10th Grade Students – Essay Contest for Ayn Rand’s Anthem 11th and 12th Grade Students – Essay […]

Posted January 13, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Book tours for some of our favorite YA authors!

Book tours for some of our favorite YA authors!

Some of our favorite YA authors have announced select dates for upcoming book tours. Here’s a little round-up: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl — Beautiful Creatures January 18th-31st in Southern USA Elizabeth Eulberg — The Lonely Hearts Club February 3rd-17th in NY, NJ, PA & MA Lisa McMann — Gone February 9th-March 2nd in CA, […]

Posted January 13, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Two contests for YA books!

Two contests for YA books!

We have two contests to tell you about this morning. First up, from authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, they’re inviting fans to create an alternate cover to their book Beautiful Creatures. Here are the details: You cannot use any part of the actual BC cover (the image or font). If you use another photographer’s […]

Posted January 12, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Featured Poet: Lemon’s Sweet and Sour

Featured Poet: Lemon’s Sweet and Sour

I have a thing for small books that are all cute and different and feel good and fit snugly in any size bag I carry. Now, full disclosure, I often discriminate against books for their covers as much as I allow them to influence me in a positive way. I am not the kind of […]

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Introducing the new NovelNovice.com!

Introducing the new NovelNovice.com!

Welcome to the new NovelNovice.com — a sister site of TwilightNovelNovice.com. The idea behind TwilightNovelNovice.com was simple — to use Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga to help teach literature to kids and get them excited about reading beyond the series, and education in general. The site has grown quickly — in just a year and a […]

Posted January 12, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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The Outsiders – Activities and Educational Links

Below you will find educational links to a variety of activities surrounding S. E Hinton’s The Outsiders. Project Based Assessments for The Outsiders (including soundtrack, diorama, and yearbook projects. Sounds a lot like our Twilight unit!) Introduction Activity focusing on characterization. Teaching the history behind The Outsiders. The Outsiders Relay Activity Learning through Music : […]

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Night Lesson Plan and Activities

Click below for a list of Night lesson plans and educational activities: Lessons on historical background of novel. Lesson concerning compassion and courage – Night lessons geared towards 10-11th grade students. Night Pre-reading Activities Night chapter quizzes and powerpoints. Lessons and Activities geared towards Middle School Students Lesson plans surrounding informational texts and the Holocaust. […]

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A Christmas Carol – Activities and Educational Links

Below you will find a link of educational activities surrounding A Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol Webquest based on characterization. Characterization activities focused on ghosts. Created Christmas Carol Wreaths Christmas Carol Web quests Information on a Victorian Christmas Writing Activity for a Christmas Carol Information on Dickens and Christmas Great on-line game- Surviving Dickens London

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