How to Write a Book Report

Writing a book report may not seem fun at first, but it gives you a great chance to really understand a work and its author. Unlike a book review, a book report requires that you give a straightforward summary of the text. Your first step is to pick up the book and start reading. Take […]

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

Audio Story: The Tale Of Peter Rabbit Story length: 6 minutes Written by: Beatrix Potter Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter. They lived with their mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree. “Now, my dears,” said old […]

Wait vs Await

Confusing Words: Await Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of Examples: The neighbors await the birth of their first child. Wait Definition: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something Examples: I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets To wait means to not do an action until […]

The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin

Audio Story: The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin Story length: 8 mins, 25 secs Written by: Beatrix Potter This is a Tale about a tail — a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and a great many cousins; they lived in a wood […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Audio Story: The Emperor’s New Clothes Story length: 13 minutes Written by: Hans Christian Andersen Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes, that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go […]

Peanut Butter Pizza

Audio Story: Petie’s Peanut Butter Pizza Story length: 6 mins, 51 secs Written by: Joan Winifred “Time for breakfast, Petie,” said Mother, “ I made scrambled eggs and toast.” “Nope! Peanut butter,” said Petie. “Petie, please eat your eggs and toast,” she said. “Nope! Peanut butter,” said Petie. “Petie, peanut butter for breakfast?” replied mother. […]

Cursive Is Making a Comeback

Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states that require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student […]

Crossword Puzzles

A crossword puzzle is a game of words where the player is given a hint and the number of letters. The player then fills in a grid of boxes by finding the right words. Liverpool journalist, Arthur Wynne invented the first crossword puzzle. Arthur Wynne: Arthur Wynne was born on June 22, 1871 in Liverpool, […]