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Caroline Tuiolosega

Why read the classics?

With such an extensive collection of young adult novels available, there is certainly something for every niche and for everyone.  I would suggest, however, that you look no further than the classics. This post gives 5 reasons why classic literature benefits students.

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The Why & How of Literature Circles

There are probably as many ways to do literature circles as there are teachers, and over time, I have worked out my own formula for conducting these small, peer-led discussion groups. 


The Power of Latin & Greek Roots

You can not teach every word, but you can teach word roots that help unlock the meaning of multiple words. Read this blog post to learn more about the benefit of teaching Latin & Greek roots and to pick up some fresh root word activities!


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