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Meet Laura Anderson Kurk

Southern Grace Never mind the shy smile; when Laura Kurk has something on her heart, she says what’s on her mind–right out–in that sweet Oklahoma accent with Texan touches. She writes like she talks, with southern grace. Her love of great literature shines in everything she writes, and her books prove that Young Adult fiction […]

Educational Uses for Book Trailers

Educators use book trailers for two main reasons:
1) To create student interest in books by using an engaging method of presentation.
2) To enhance student comprehension and retention by creating their own book trailers about the books they read.

An Overview of Interactive Whiteboard Choices for Home School and Classroom

The SMART Board was by far my favorite tool in my Reading/ESL classroom. However, two downsides to the SMART Board (or similar products) are portability and expense. I wanted to find smaller, more portable, solutions that are less expensive.

For the Love of Space Bacon

Just for fun.  This is a guest post by my son, James, who is in the fourth grade. So, you want to know where I live?!  Ha, I laugh at you.  I will never tell an alien where I live… Oh, you will give me Space Bacon!  OK, fine, I’ll tell you.  If you want […]

Are There Only 50 Basic Book Covers for YA Fiction?

You’ve done it again.  You spot Jack, the guy who used to live in the apartment two doors down from yours.  Same build, same clothes, same premature bald spot. “Jack!  Nothing’s been the same since you left!” Jack turns around to find out who’s speaking, but he’s not Jack.  He’s a stranger who only resembles […]