What Kids Are Reading, In School and Out

From the MonkeySee blog at NPR

Walk into any bookstore or library, and you’ll find shelves and shelves of hugely popular novels and book series for kids. But research shows that as young readers get older, they are not moving to more complex books. High-schoolers are reading books written for younger kids, and teachers aren’t assigning difficult classics as much as they once did.

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New! Free LaPresse iPad App

MONTREAL, April 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – La Presse today launched La Presse+, its all-new, free-subscription digital edition for iPad, available now on Newsstand. After three years of research and development and a $40-million investment, this new digital edition fully leverages the multi-function capabilities of the iPad and delivers the most comprehensive news and information experience ever from Québec’s largest newsroom. La Presse+ joins the existing platforms (print, Web, mobile) of the La Presse ecosystem.

Perfect for French classes!  Learn more here…

Active vs. Passive Voice

  • Here is a cute one passed along by a colleague in BC.
  • I know that students always have difficulty with active vs passive voice.  I have an example on the bottom of the peer-editing worksheet I use with my students which they may refer to while doing peer-editing.
  • This is so much better than the example that I have.  No one will ever forget this…