Ok, fine, I’ll watch an episode of Pretty Little Liars

Hey All,

It has been a while since my last blog update! I’ve been a bit more consistent with Edmodo, so check posts there, too.

The latest big project was our video book review project (instructions, etc. on Edmodo). As we’re wrapping up watching these, I’d like to announce the top two most-reviewed books for this year!

First, Divergent and other book in the series by Veronica Roth.

Second, Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard and other books in the series.

So, congratulations to us for reading, but ladies and gents, it’s time to kick it up a notch! Starting at the end of January/beginning of February, we’re going to read substantial books that might be considered classics! Get ready. This kind of deep reading will really help prepare you for high school, it will have an impact on your writing, and it will challenge you to think deeply. We’re also refocusing on vocabulary, so dig out those cards!

What’s up before the holidays? We’re wrapping up our “non-fiction” text, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer (Parents, this is a good read for any age, but the author actually adapted it from a novel called Manhunt he wrote for adults. If you’re looking for an interesting historical read, read along with your student.

Finals are coming up in a few weeks, so brush up on those phrases. Schedule your help-session now, so you don’t have to be stressed the last few days before finals. A good habit is to study for 10-minutes per class per night–no matter if you think “you have homework” or not.

STUDY EXTRA: This guy knows what he’s talking about. Check out his video about how to improve study skills.

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