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18
JAN
2011

Book Review: Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1

I've been using this book in the classroom for some time now (7 years) and I feel it is high time to give a review of it. All my comments pertain to Unit 1 only, and the fourth edition of Unit 1 at that. I will review the other units at another time. First and foremost: the little red book.... Continue reading »
17
JAN
2011

Adverbially yours, Jenn.

What's the big deal about adverbs, anyway? From the way many people talk about them, adverbs are the cockroaches of the printed page. Always scurrying about uninvited. Hard to exterminate. Devious.... Continue reading »
16
JAN
2011

Oh, you're so tense!

Yeah, okay, I'm not really talking about the state of your shoulders. Sorry. Instead, I'd like to talk a little today about verbs.... Continue reading »
14
DEC
2010

The Reader

Thirty minutes of reading time. Time that, to me, is precious and wonderful. Thirty minutes to escape into a new world, to be a new person, to experience feelings and see sights that I otherwise might not. Thirty minutes to relax, to refresh, to enjoy. Thirty minutes to feel the singular and ever-so-satisfying feeling of my eyes moving... Continue reading »
13
DEC
2010

Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Wow. This book is, in my opinion, the single greatest thing to happen to children's literature since Pat the Bunny. And let me tell you - I got love for the bunny. Mad love.... Continue reading »