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    For the Love of a Book, Week 15

    The only problem with these “For the Love of a Book” weekly posts is that I tend to re-read books I like and so I am having trouble coming up with books that I haven’t done yet! Solution? Read new books! I am going to have to get on that… For this week, I am going to show how a book can come to life! This whole week has been dedicated to blog posts about the Beta Convention and today is no different. One of the competitions we look forward to the most is Living Literature, where students recreate a scene from a book. Last year, we did The Lion,…

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    Make Sure It’s Worth It…

    Okay, first off – sorry for the long hiatus. I’ve been super busy with school and family and friends and have let my blog fall off the wagon. My apologies. To the one person who reads my blog, thank you for doing so. 🙂 You’ll be glad I’m back. I’m making a commitment today to blog three times a week. I’m also committing to eating healthy and being active so…yeah. We’ll see how those commitments go. In the time since I have blogged, I have taken my Beta students to their state convention and that is what this blog post is about. On Wednesday, I am doing a blog post…

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    For the Love of a Book, Week 10

    Wow! Hard to believe that we are already at Week 10 in the For the Love of a Book series. This is a series that will probably never end since I have over 400 books in my classroom library – I have a lot to recommend!! Today, we’re looking at a book series that I first wrote about back in August of last year. I didn’t focus a whole post on the series, though, so I’m going to do that today. Plus, because the series is so awesome, it’s totally okay to feature it twice. That book series is Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. The first book is called Fablehaven and, obviously, that’s where…