My favorite books for teaching character traits, actions, and feelings! Read the post for more lessons!
Our Ten Favorite Picture Books of 2016
The Ten Best Picture Books Published in 2016 - our absolute favorites!
Plot Twists (Writing Worksheet Wednesday)
Writing Worksheet – Plot Twists (PDF) Nothing makes me want to race through a story more than an idea for a great plot twist! The best twists reframe the entire narrative and leave you spluttering in disbelief; Fight Club, Ender’s Game, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Birds Fall Down, and Murder on the Orient Express are…
Best fiction of 2014: 8 mesmerizing books
Best fiction of 2014: 8 mesmerizing books Put these engaging novels and short-story collections on your to-do list for the new year. Mon, Dec 29, 2014 Read more: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/best-fiction-of-2014-8-mesmerizing-books#ixzz3QiBxU1aw
The Best Banned Books
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at some point in their life.
Teaching Point of View
I have finally found THE BEST BOOK EVER for teaching perspective and point of view. Voices in the Park is a must read!
How to plan your novel so you can write your first draft in 30 days - and have it stronger than if you'd taken a year.
The 10 Best Books We Read in 2016
The 10 Best Books We Read in 2016: Swing Time by Zadie Smith - Smith's long‐awaited fifth novel follows the lives of two close friends and childhood dancers who lose touch in their early twenties as they embark on completely different career paths. Through alternating narratives, one in North London and another in West Africa, each one encounters similar issues of race, class, and gender.
Historical fiction. The best book I've read in years!