Monthly Archives: October 2018

E-BOOKS – Make Beliefs Comix

FREE E-BOOKS – DOWNLOAD, READ, WRITE & DRAW! FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitterYouTube Dear Reader, On this page you will find free e-books I have written as part of my mission to help people of all ages discover their writers’ voices and express the important things in their lives . You can do so by creating comic strips at […]

Source: E-BOOKS – Make Beliefs Comix

What a fantastic resource for teachers in elementary and middle grades!  Make Belief Comix offers an array of structured books in PDF to help guide students in expressing their ideas and writing.  Some eBook templates also encourage drawing as a form of expressing ideas.  The pages are paced so that even the more reluctant writers can feel accomplished.

Books | The Great American Read | PBS

Source: Books | The Great American Read | PBS

While I find promotion of reading through a television series a little odd, I love the idea of the Great American Read.  The top 100 novels selected by national survey is broad in scope, but I do question some of the titles that made it to the top 100, feeling this is more a projection of a title’s contemporary popularity rather than the voters’ mindful reflection of best loved novels that might have been read over a lifetime.  The list, however, is otherwise alluring especially to those who wish to be better readers or more prolific readers.

Goodreads.com has joined in the fun with a matching list providing a user-friendly way to managing your progress, especially in conjunction with their yearly reading challenge.  Goodreads.com hosts a site wide reading challenge every year beginning in January, allowing participants to elect how many books they would like to read over the course of a year, and track their reading progress along the way.  I’ve found this to be a fantastic way to challenge myself to read more throughout the year, and with each successive year.  Additionally, goodreads members have produced hundreds of themed lists, including the avid reader’s answer to the Great American Read list: The Great American Read – What they missed.