The Reading Journal: Preparing for an Assessment on Summer Reading
By Gina Bellisario

Summer reading is often part of a high school English curriculum. Many times, incoming freshmen to seniorswill find they are required to read certain novels over their summer break. The purpose of this requirement istwofold: (1) it helps students strengthen their literacy skills; and (2) it allows English teachers to assess thoseskills at the beginning… Continue reading

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Parents: How to be Involved in Your Child’s Learning

Let’s face it – your child’s education is important to help them build a stable career and sometimes, children are too immature to realize it. So how can you be involved in your child’s education without being an annoyance? Start Early. Try to be involved from the beginning of their education – as early as… Continue reading

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5 Keys to LSAT Studying (That Have Nothing to do With Practice Problems)

Any test prep service, pre-law advisor, or professional psychic will tell you that your LSAT score comes down to how many practice problems you do. While they are not wrong (seriously, DO MANY PRACTICE PROBLEMS), the fact remains that the human mind isn’t built to drill through infinite practice problems. Recognizing this makes the difference… Continue reading

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Book Matching Sites to Help Your Student Find Their Next Great Read

Are you trying to find the next great read for your student? These tools can help you find the perfect book to encourage a love of reading.   Scholastic Book Wizard: Search for All Books Grade levels 1.0* to 12.9   Is your first grader all about alligators? Does your middle schooler eat, sleep and breathe… Continue reading

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Three Easy Ways You Can Help Your Child Be A Critical Thinker

Having worked with diverse students and families on issues in education, I notice many parents have one similar concern. They want their children to think critically and be global thinkers, but aren’t sure what they can do as parents to help. Watch your children grow with these three easy steps towards cultivating critical thinking!   Read Everything with Your… Continue reading

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