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Top 33 Creative Bookshelves Designs

Here I come again with a post about creative bookshelves. The idea came into my mind when I was surfing on the internet and saw a huge amount of …


Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …


Back To School, Back To Reading

"Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops," says writer Kellie Elmore. But, sadly, all good things--even summer--must end. Fall is hinting at its arrival, and already it's back to school.<p>As your kids swap their flip-flops for new school shoes and you begin to reinstate bedtimes, try putting …


I Am What I Read: 5 Ways to Nurture Reading Identity by Paula Bourque

Over the past few years as a K-8 literacy coach I’ve worked with students to help them create and connect with their writing identities. I wanted …



Study sentences with these English games and videos on all things sentence related. All teaching resources are mapped to the Australian Curriculum …

Harry Potter

A Writer’s Guide to Hacking the Reader’s Brain (in 5 Steps)

Question: When you’re lost in a story — any story — what, exactly, is it that has you so mesmerized that the real world seems to have vanished?<p>You may be thinking, <i>Hey, it depends on what kind of story I’m lost in, the genre, whether it’s commercial or literary fiction – sheesh, there’s a long list</i> …