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Challenge Your Students to Do NaNoWriMo

By Eric Braun November has started, but it is not too late to get kids involved in an interesting writing project. If a novel is too ambitious, a novella or a couple of short stories can spur the creative juices. Have … Continue reading

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Using Sports to Inspire Learning

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count on Me: Sports series With March Madness about to descend on America’s cultural consciousness and baseball’s Opening Day just around the corner, many young students are going to have sports on the brain. … Continue reading

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Common Core-fuffle?

By Jim Delisle, coauthor of Building Strong Writers in Middle School and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide. I’m not sure how to spell “kerfuffle”—indeed, I’m not even sure it’s a real word—but if it is real, then there is a … Continue reading

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Active Learning on the First Day of School

By Hope Sara Blecher-Sass, Ed.D., and Maryellen Moffitt, coauthors of See It, Be It, Write It As the summer days get shorter, you may be wondering about your new students and the opening of a new school year. Many teachers are thinking … Continue reading

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Summer Reading? How About Summer Writing?

By Meg Bratsch, Free Spirit’s acquisitions manager (and erstwhile editor) Now is the time of year we start making our summer reading lists and stocking our bookshelves, beach bags, e-readers, and smartphones with hot new titles. But this summer, instead … Continue reading

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