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The Things You Can Read welcomes you and thanks you for your readership. We, here at The Things You Can Read, ask your help, if you visit our site regularly, please follow us either via email or Google Friend Connect.  Launched on June 7, 2012, our site has already attracted a great deal of attention.  One of the goals of the site is to feature reviews of Children's Picture Books, Young Adult novels and Adult Literary Fiction/Nonfiction.  A second goal for the blog is to be a resource for teachers of English and writing--with examples of student created writing, writing tips, resource links, and the opportunity to pick the brain of a seasoned English teacher.  To spice things up...every now and then, we'll also include random quotes and thoughts on education and life in general, but our ultimate goal is to reach out into the blogosphere and be a "Book Whisperer" and "Writing Whisperer" to children and adults of all ages.   Thank you for your readership.  Here is to a lifetime filled with reading and writing.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Educator Guide to A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park

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Click on over to request an educator guide to A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park.  Are you using this one in your classroom?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read.

Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BACK tO SCHOOL 2014-2015

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE TEACHERS OUT THERE!  HAVE A GREAT 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR!


Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are You Addicted To Reading?

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Thought Catalog listed "49 Signs You're Addicted to Reading," in a recent posting.  Click on over and peruse their list.  Do any of these sound familiar?  Click back here and let us know, which ones apply to you!  Our personal favorite is, "You don’t understand how people can be lonely when they have books."  Enjoy finding and sharing your favorites with us here at The Things You Can Read!

Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here







Monday, August 18, 2014

Back To School In Style

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Back to School is upon us and with that in mind, do you need a new book bag?  Well, if you are looking to go back to school in bookish style check out Huffington Post's article "17 Tote Bags Book Lovers Will Absolutely Adore" and if these 17 don't work for you check out Out of Print Clothing's selection of totes.  You are sure to find something to send you on your way to school accessorized to the bookish max.  Let us know which tote you'll be carrying here at The Things You Can Read.



Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here





Sunday, August 17, 2014

This Week at The Things You Can Read: 300,000 Views OH MY!

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We are so excited to announce that this week marked The Things You Can Read's 300,000th page view!  That's right over 300,000 page views in just a tad over 2 years!  Thanks you to all our regular viewers of The Things You Can Read and a big reading and writing welcome to our new readership.  Let us know what you like most about the The Things You Can Read!  What keeps you coming back for more?

Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Anniversary To The Wizard of Oz: Pages to Film

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In our opinion The Wizard of Oz is one of the best book to film adaptions ever. Today it celebrates its 75th anniversary.  The Wizard of Oz had its Hollywood premiere on August 16, 1939.  To read seven things you didn't know about this classic film click on over to Huffington Post.  Don't forget to follow the yellow brick road as you journey through life.

Let us know what film you think was the best page to film adaption here at The Things You Can Read!

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Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here








Friday, August 15, 2014

Start Planning your Hobbit Day Celebration!

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Did you know that September 22 was Hobbit Day?  Well, it is and if you want to start planning your party here are some resources that are available at HMHBooks.com. If you need another reason to celebrate here it is:
"Celebrate Bilbo’s birthday and your love of The Hobbit with us. Need another reason to celebrate? The third film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies comes out in theaters from Warner Bros. Pictures on December 17th."
Read on for event ideas and downloadable resources to help you host your own celebration.

Event Ideas

  • Throw Bilbo a birthday party, complete with cake, balloons and games. For games, how about a scavenger hunt to play in classrooms, bookstores or libraries, and a Hobbit version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Pin the Ring on Bilbo!
  • Interested in a hobbit feast? Download menu ideas and recipes.
  • Have a Hobbit trivia night; download The Hobbit trivia questions
  • Host a marathon reading of The Hobbit
  • Nametags for your guests. Why not have them write their names in Dwarven runes?


Here are more resources to use in your classroom, book group, or at home:


On Twitter, use #hobbitday to follow the celebration and post your own events, birthday toasts, and favorite Bilbo and Frodo moments.

Happy Reading & Writing
The Things You Can Read!
Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books & Writing!

Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience; I currently teach English in the public school system of Virginia. In my spare time I am an avid reader. writer, reviewer, blogger, writing/art journaler, beekeeper, grad student, and MOTHER. - See more: Here

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