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  1. page Student Review Group edited ... The atmosphere in this novel is simply astounding. Too often, you’ll find authors who simply s…
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    The atmosphere in this novel is simply astounding. Too often, you’ll find authors who simply set their novels in ‘small town,’ ‘big city,’ or ‘suburbia’ USA, without letting the culture of that specific area permeate the story. Parker, on the other hand, really managed to make Louisiana feel very real and very distinct to the reader, without over exaggerating. This is most evident in the dialogue, which captured the southern dialect perfectly without losing any readability. Parker also did a wonderful job of maintaining a beautiful sort of eerie tone throughout the entire novel. Now as far as horror goes the book wasn’t very scary, but honestly I preferred it that way. In staying creepy, as opposed to frightening, it managed to avoid melodrama, which is always a plus.
    Recommendation: Anyone who likes a good book, but especially people with an appreciation of horror, southern American culture, or really good writing.
    Updated: 9/12/179/25/17
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  2. page Student Review Group edited ... Important Dates Reviews Due - October 25 ... Luncheon - November 2 October 31 Student…
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    Important Dates
    Reviews Due - October 25
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    Luncheon - November 2 October 31
    Student Reviewers - Guidelines
    Remember that the content of your review should be strictly your own words, thoughts, and opinions. It is best to avoid reading other reviews of your book until you have completed your own so that you don't inadvertently plagiarize another reviewer. Remember, these reviews are sent to the book's publisher, so it's important that your writing is as polished as possible but also that you are conveying your individual response to the book. Most reviewers of teen books are adults. As the intended audience of the book, your feedback is valuable to them!
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    Proofread! Your review will be posted online and sent to the publisher, so you should write and revise as if this is an English assignment. Capital letters, punctuation, spelling and grammar are all important! Type and revise your review in Word before posting online.
    *NEW* Submission Guidelines
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    Google Docs(bmiller@nwlsd.org').
    Save the Document as the Book's Title Followed by your last name (Ex: The Book Thief - Miller).
    You may receive comments or feedback that requires revisions. Please make any requested changes prior to our meeting date.
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Friday, September 15

  1. page What should I read next? edited ... Like, Try, Why Self explanatory :) What should I read next? Search for a book you like and…
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    Like, Try, Why
    Self explanatory :)
    What should I read next?
    Search for a book you like and get recommendations for your next great read!

    Guys Lit Wire
    Guys Read
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Thursday, September 14

  1. page What should I read next? edited Wondering what to read next? Check out the links below. When you've decided on a book, check out …

    Wondering what to read next? Check out the links below. When you've decided on a book, check out the library catalog to see if we have it and place a hold.
    Which YA novel is right for you?
    Follow this flow chart to find the perfect book for you!

    95 Young Adult Books to Read Instead of Harry Potter
    Another great flowchart that zeroes in on your reading interests.
    Epic Reads Quizzes
    What kind of reader are you? What do the books you read say about you? Take one of our bookish fun personality quizzes and find out!

    Like, Try, Why
    Self explanatory :)
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Tuesday, September 12

  1. page Student Review Group edited Important Dates ... Due - April 27 October 25 Reviewer Luncheon - May 4 Do you have trou…

    Important Dates
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    Due - April 27October 25
    Reviewer Luncheon - May 4
    Do you have trouble remembering important dates? Sign up to get text reminders of upcoming events.
    November 2
    Student Reviewers - Guidelines
    Remember that the content of your review should be strictly your own words, thoughts, and opinions. It is best to avoid reading other reviews of your book until you have completed your own so that you don't inadvertently plagiarize another reviewer. Remember, these reviews are sent to the book's publisher, so it's important that your writing is as polished as possible but also that you are conveying your individual response to the book. Most reviewers of teen books are adults. As the intended audience of the book, your feedback is valuable to them!
    ...
    Proofread! Your review will be posted online and sent to the publisher, so you should write and revise as if this is an English assignment. Capital letters, punctuation, spelling and grammar are all important! Type and revise your review in Word before posting online.
    *NEW* Submission Guidelines
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    Google Docs(bmiller@nwlsd.org'). Save
    Save
    the documentDocument as the book's title andBook's Title Followed by your last name (for example,(Ex: The Book
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    - Miller). You
    You
    may receive
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    meeting date.
    What will happen to my review?
    Your review will be:
    edited (if needed) by Ms. Miller and/or a student editor prior to publication,
    posted to the ROYAL group on Goodreads as a “student review,”
    posted on the our new NWHS LMIC tumblr (http://nwhslmic.tumblr.com/) with your first name, last initial and grade (let me know if you prefer it to be anonymous),
    included in the library catalog
    emailed directly to the book’s publisher.
    Need more help writing your review? Check out https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/704/01/ and http://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/book-review-guide/ for tips.
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    The atmosphere in this novel is simply astounding. Too often, you’ll find authors who simply set their novels in ‘small town,’ ‘big city,’ or ‘suburbia’ USA, without letting the culture of that specific area permeate the story. Parker, on the other hand, really managed to make Louisiana feel very real and very distinct to the reader, without over exaggerating. This is most evident in the dialogue, which captured the southern dialect perfectly without losing any readability. Parker also did a wonderful job of maintaining a beautiful sort of eerie tone throughout the entire novel. Now as far as horror goes the book wasn’t very scary, but honestly I preferred it that way. In staying creepy, as opposed to frightening, it managed to avoid melodrama, which is always a plus.
    Recommendation: Anyone who likes a good book, but especially people with an appreciation of horror, southern American culture, or really good writing.
    Updated: 3/27/179/12/17
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Friday, September 1

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    See the navigation menu on the left for a full list of teacher assignment pages.
    Current Assignments
    Greatest American Project
    Simoneau - STDs
    McMullen Book Trailers
    Copyright and Fair Use
    McMullen Infographics

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Thursday, June 29

  1. page Texts to Accompany Literature edited Use the links below to find nonfiction pieces to accompany literature along with teaching ideas fr…
    Use the links below to find nonfiction pieces to accompany literature along with teaching ideas from the New York Times Learning Network. The text to text pages include excerpts from the literature if you are not planning to teach the entire work.
    Teaching Maya Angelou with New York Times
    Text to Text: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Text to Text: The Book Thief
    Text to Text: Catcher in the Rye
    Teaching The Crucible with New York Times
    Teaching Frankenstein with New York Times
    Text to Text: The Giver
    Text to Text: The Glass Castle
    Teaching The Great Gatsby with The New York Times
    Text to Text: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Text to Text: Henry David Thoreau's "Walking"
    Ideas and Resources for Teaching The Hunger Games
    Teaching The Kite Runner with The New York Times
    Text to Text: Lord of the Flies
    Text to Text: Of Mice and Men
    Text to Text: The Necklace
    Teaching Orwell and 1984 with The New York Times
    Text to Text: A Raisin in the Sun
    Ideas and Resources for Teaching Shakespeare
    Teaching Twain and Huckleberry Finn with The New York Times
    Text to Text: The Scarlet Letter
    Text to Text: Speak
    Teaching Mockingbird, Watchman and Harper Lee with The New York Times

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