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Lessons from Pippi Longstocking

Most people are familiar with the iconic red head with braided pony-tails, mismatched socks, and super strength – but are you familiar with her original name “Pippi Långstrump”? 606 more words


When "Show and Tell" Helps Write Only Part of the Story

The mantra of creative writing, “show, don’t tell,” is sound advice. Readers of fiction often become bored when told all the thoughts, feelings and motivations of characters. 573 more words

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Summer Reading: Undertow by Michael Buckley

In Michael Buckley’s gripping new YA novel Undertow, Coney Island is a dystopia known as “the Zone, the DMZ and Fish City.” Its famed amusement parks and Mermaid Parade are long abandoned. 478 more words

Coney Island


All of us write something all day long. Maybe it’s just emails but I bet we want to ensure good communication nonetheless.

As communication increasingly happens fast and everywhere we want to be able to craft thoughtful messages with relative ease. 197 more words


Bogman 8000 B.C.

I’ve fallen into a bog.

Her name is.

Around the hard edges

A pasture of wild brown flowers,

                                                                                                    I get lost in them

I know if I dig… 376 more words

New Books, New Books

Check out the new books – hundreds of new books – in our 6th grade class library. Mrs. Hall, Ms. Jaya and Mr. Martin recently purchased new books. 40 more words

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