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Read This! “Appropriate” books?

Recently, I’ve had many conversations with people about whether or not children should be reading books written for an older audience. Authors and publishing houses categorize children’s books into several age groups: Board books...

Read This! Celebrate Poetry Month

Roses are red Violets are blue Anyone can write poetry You, and your kids, too! She sells seashells at the seashore, and Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, There was an old woman from Nantucket, and...

Read This! Dads, this one’s for you

Are you a dad who reads with your child? If so, three cheers! If not, today is the day to start. Don’t delay any longer. And if you think there are plenty of other...

READ THIS! A walk in the PARCC?

There’s a new test in town, and it’s coming to your school. Hopefully by now you have heard that MCAS is out, and PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is...

Read this! The worth of words

When I read that Merriam-Webster decided to print its next edition online and not in print, I felt a tragic loss. My dictionary is irreplaceable. Lara O’Brien, local children’s author, concurs: “My most important...

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Summer slides in December?

READ THIS! Make it HOT all the way

This month: Higher-order thinking skills.

Read this! Writing the College Application Essay

Let’s face it. Childhood isn’t long enough. One minute you’re changing diapers and the next you’re helping your high schooler fill out college applications. What happened in between lies the goodie bag of material...