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Summer Books: What the Kids are Reading in 2016

  It’s August! Time for a book report, right? Just kidding! Here’s a mostly-visual sampling of what the kids are reading this summer! Their Together Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, J.K. Rowling In July, Toby faithfully read a chapter a day of this book until completion…and he loved it: Armada, Ernest Cline […]

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Summer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks, Day Two

Today, we took our reading and illustration project to the great outdoors. On a misty, “drippy” morning, we sat on a bench beneath a cluster of trees in Toronto’s High Park. There, I read the kids our second instalment of Beowulf:  Just when things were settling down at Heorot, Grendel’s mother comes and attacks the […]

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Kid-Illustrated Definitions I: Utopia & Dystopia

As part of our summer reading and writing project, I wanted the kids to understand what the terms Utopia and Dystopia meant. This led to a fun exercise that we’ll continue throughout the summer and, likely, into the fall… ILLUSTRATED DEFINITIONS What is an Illustrated Definition? A handsomely written word, a single, kid-friendly definition, and […]

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Summer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks, Day One

This going to be a lit-heavy Summer of Funner…And by that, I mean, we are going to read some of the “classics” and relate to them by taking notes, drawing, memorizing bits, writing about them, re-writing them, or writing original work inspired by them. And the theme of this summer? Well, that would be “dystopias.” […]

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