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Vocabulary Land Game Board (Grades  4-12)


Vocabulary Land, similar to Hasbro® Candy Land™
, is a captivating vocabulary game that's guaranteed to get students excited about learning new words
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top 5 Tips for Meeting an Author at a Conference

One of my favorite parts of being an English teacher/librarian is going to conferences and meeting authors. Over the years, I have honed my “author meeting techniques” so I get the most out of my 2–3 minutes with the author and don’t come off as the lunatic “fan girl” that I secretly am.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

5 Ways to Use Author Interviews to Enhance Vocabulary Instruction

I love how amazingly approachable and kind authors are, especially those who write for children, middle schoolers, and teens. I am lucky enough to attend NCTE and ALAN each year, where I track down authors and ask them to share with teachers and students everywhere why vocabulary is important to them. I use the recordings from the interviews and create videos to inspire students. Below are five ways you can use my interviews with authors this year to enhance vocabulary instruction!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Let Author Veronica Roth Inspire Your Students to Learn Vocabulary

If your students haven't read the Divergent book series, then they've seen the movies! The best-selling books turned movie blockbusters not only tell an incredible story, but they expose kids to sophisticated vocabulary words! So when I got the chance to interview author Veronica Roth back in 2012, I jumped at the chance. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask Veronica about vocabulary words and why students should be passionate about learning words. Today I'm reposting my interview with Veronica Roth so other educators can play it in the classroom to inspire students to learn vocabulary.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Author Interview: Andrea Cremer

 

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Andrea Cremer is among the amazing number of incredibly kind and talented young adult authors who have graciously allowed me to accost them for interviews.  She has written the best-selling Nightshade series (and now prequels), co-authored Invisibility with David Levithan and now has a new book, The Inventor’s Secret, coming out in April.  I love what she says about words:

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Author Interview: Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver, how I love thee, let me count the ways…

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Author Interview: Brandon Mull

 

 

Last spring, my favorite bookseller, Tami, at Fundamentals Bookstore in Delaware, Ohio, called to ask if I wanted to go to dinner with children’s book author Brandon Mull.  Not having read his Fablehaven, Candy Shop Wars or Beyonders series books, I didn’t know what to expect, but I definitely had an amazing time! 

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