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Free, daily, 10-minute current events newscasts along with materials such as downloadable maps and discussion questions to help students develop critical thinking skills and better understand the stories covered in the news.

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Tell-Tale Heart Newspaper Project

Tell-Tale Heart Activity - a fun and engaging way to have students respond to Edgar Allan Poe's famous short story. ($)

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Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole

You'll want to eat this dessert casserole straight out of the pan. Recipe: Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole -


This Quarter's Novel Project!

Novel project to meet tons of standards: Compares & contrasts two or more characters' point of view, settings, or events based on text detail;Quotes from text to explain what it says or to draw inferences;draw inferences; Determines theme of a literary piece, how characters respond to challenges, reflects on a poem's topic, & summarizes the text ;Describes how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described;Compares & contrasts stories in the same genre

What They Never Told You in History Class, Vol.1: Indus Khamit-Kush: This book contains little known facts that are not taught in most history classes. They are verified with references, names and quotations from renown scholars and historians, some of whom are not African American. This is a great source to me as a news writer. There parts on lineage, references to the ancient worlds and modern historical events.