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I'm a middle school teacher and science and books are two of my favorite things! (Chocolate and coffee are pretty high up on the list as well)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shelfster - The best online platform for writers

Shelfster - The best online platform for writers:

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Holiday Recommendations 2011: Books | Lytherus

Holiday Recommendations 2011: Books | Lytherus:

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Shurtugal.com - Inheritance At Its Best (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance)

Shurtugal.com - Inheritance At Its Best (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance):

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100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School | Edudemic

100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School | Edudemic:

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New iPad / iPod apps for Language Arts!

Check these out!
Language Arts:
iBooks – a ereader book store.
Book Creator – Create your own iBooks right on the iPad. (Allows everything except video)
Reading Trainer – This app teaches you how to train your eyes and brain to read and comprehend text faster. Think of it as exercise for your reading skills.
Free Books – 23,469 Classics to Go
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus – A dictionary and a Thesaurus.
Literary Analysis Guide – Elements of literature are arranged graphically around three wheels (poetry, prose, and rhetoric).
Kindle – Kindle is an eReader from Amazon.com
Shakespeare Pro – Complete works of Shakespeare. 41 plays, 154 sonnets, and 6 poems. All works can be cross searched for anything.
Jules Verne Collection – Sixteen of Jules Verne’s books
MaxJournal – A simple and elegant journal.
LitCharts – Link to LitCharts website. Each of the LitCharts are available on the iPad
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sister Ink | November 2011

Looking for a good read or two over Winter Break? Check these out!Sister Ink | November 2011:

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Select a StorySpark - Tikatok

Check out these spooky story starters and create your own photo book!
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Random Buzzers - October 24-28, 2011

Win some cool stuff, read a chapter of some of the new books coming out online, post a questions for author C.K. Kelly Martin, too!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Dell Haiku | Scholastic

Write an original Haiku to win some exciting prizes from Dell! Dell Haiku | Scholastic:

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Homepage | Freerice.com

Want to increase your vocabulary and help world hunger at the same time? Then check out free rice! For each answer you get correct, free rice will donate 10 grades of rice to the UN World Food Program. What are you waiting for? Homepage | Freerice.com:

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Random Buzzers - October 3-7, 2011

Random Buzzers - October 3-7, 2011:

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Scholastic Videos

Have you read the Hunger Games? Check out these video interviews of Suzanne Collins to learn what advice she offers to kids who want to write!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Students Overview

Looking for a fun way to practice your spelling? Check out Spelling City!

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A public dialogue about belief — one essay at a time | This I Believe

What do you believe? Check out this collection of essays on belief! Consider adding one of your own!
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This is a collection of websites for you! Need to do some research or need some help learning vocabulary or a cool site for a current event? Check this out and bookmark or diigo it for future reference!



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website

Check out this month's writing contest - you can win $100 for the cause of your choice by writing about recent community service that you've done! (hint - Coastal Cleanup!)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Types & Examples of Transitions

For your writing to flow smoothly, you need to use transitions. For this reason, I've included a link to a website that hightlights different kinds of transitions. Click on the link below as soon as you finish reading this. After you visit the website, re-read this and tell me how many transitions I've used! Types & Examples of Transitions:

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Monday, September 19, 2011

ALA | Banned Books Week

Next week is Banned Books Week! BBW is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Check out this list of banned books - http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandresources/free_downloads/2011banned.pdf - see any that you have read lately?
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Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Register for the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards now!
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Holt Literature & Language Arts Home Page

Holt Literature & Language Arts Home Page:

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9/11: Ten Years Later — History.com

What were you doing on 9/11 ten years ago? Many of you were just learning to walk and talk. I was in my classroom, with one of my 7th grade classes when the Principal's voice came on over the intercom. We were advised to that something was happening in New York City - whether an accident or attack, too soon to tell. We turned on the tv just as the second tower fell. Some kids were laughing - the nervous kind of laughter that doesn't mean the situation is humorous, but rather the people laughing are unsure how to respond. "Is this real?" "What is happening? Are we at war?" Silence filled the room as the realization that those buildings were filled with people. We were witnessing history in the making and it wouldn't be clear until later the viciousness of the attack or how many individuals sacrificed themselves to save others.

I hope that people can learn from this so that it never happens again. What will the price of peace be? I believe that peace starts at home, one person at a time. You can make a difference - one day at a time. Be the change that you want to see in the world!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Random Buzzers - September 2nd, 2011

Check out Random House's newsletter - you can win a free book, see what's coming out for new books and the first 30 people to respond can get a free 1 year subscription to Random House's new magazine "Justine"!
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Friday, September 2, 2011

National Parks Conservation Association: Email - NPCA's Park Lines: Your National Park News: September 2011

Later this year we will be doing a project where you will get to choose one of America's National Parks to research. Check out this edition of of the NPCA's newsletter to see some of September's featured parks. Did you know that admission to all parks is free on National Public Lands Day? We are just a few hours away from Acadia National Park!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome to Buzzwriters! I'm looking forward to an exciting year with you! This is your place to share your writing and to read what your classmates have written. I will add websites and information that I think you will enjoy! Let me know what you think.

- Mrs. Buzzell

Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website

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