Sunday, February 17, 2013
Caitlin Kittredge Visits Random Buzzers: "About the Author: Caitlin started writing novels at age 13. Her first was a Star Wars tie-in. Fortunately, she branched out from there and after a few years trying to be a screenwriter, a comic book writer and the author of copious amounts of fanfiction, she tried to write a novel again." 'via Blog this'
Monday, February 11, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Apps for Students | Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties - NCLD: "Technology can be a great tool for students (and adults!) who have learning disabilities like dysgraphia or dyslexia that affect their written expression. NCLD reviewed these mobile apps and have identified them as LD-friendly. These apps can make the writing process a bit easier and even fun! " 'via Blog this'
Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD: Reading can be a struggle - especially if you have dyslexia or other learning disabilities. The National Center for Learning Disabilities offers this list of apps that can be used to help increase reading skills. Some of the apps provide text to speech translation, others help with word pronunciation. There is even an app that will scroll the words to your favorite songs so you can read along as you listen!
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Clare Vanderpool Visits Random Buzzers: "Featured Book Navigating Early: At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. Read the full summary here! " 'via Blog this'
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Hyphens | Punctuation Rules: 'via Blog this' How do you know when you should use a hyphen or just leave a space between compound words? Well, it's complicated. It depends on what part of speech the word is being used as and whether or not it comes before or after a noun... Check out this link for more information! After you've read through the rules, try the quiz at the bottom.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Ayun Halliday Visits Random Buzzers: "ext week Ayun Halliday joins us to tell us all about her book, Peanut illustrated by Paul Hoppe! Have a question for Ayun? Post it here! About the Author: Ayun Halliday is the Chief Primatologist of The East Village Inky zine and author of the self-mocking autobiographies No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, The Big Rumpus, Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste, and Job Hopper. " 'via Blog this'