Melissa Fry

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

The big challenge for teachers is not simply getting students to read – it's getting them to enjoy it too. It's one thing for students to trudge through set texts in a lesson, but will they open another book when they get home at the end of the day?<p>The National Literacy Trust has noted that …

Wonder

• <b>Author:</b> R. J. Palacio<p><b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!</b><p><b>Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.</b><p><b>The book that inspired the Choose</b> …

“The Fault in Our Stars” has been unfairly bashed by critics who don’t understand it

Those condemning “Fault in Our Stars” as immature are blinded by their own prejudices<p>What makes a novel, or any other piece of writing, "literature"? There are at least two ways to answer that question. If you're Ruth Graham, author of a recent essay in Slate titled "Against YA: Adults Should Be …