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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr. 22nd, 2017 This week's work for online reading group

This week's critical reading passages

Read pages 3 to 4 and finish page 5 questions.

E-mail me for answer key if you choose to try those questions.

The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906  --  EyeWitness to History.

This week's vocabulary from Vocabulary Workshop
Level E unit 8

The Tiger Mom Effect Is Real, Says Large Study

The tiger mom tax : Asians are nearly twice as likely to get a higher price 
from Princeton Review 

Short stories : 



Practice till you think you master at least 80% of the words.
Choose definition, vocabulary sentences, synonyms or antonyms
but you don't need to do them all.
Send me your results through g-mail.

Interesting articles for this week for you to gain background knowledge.

Giving thanks can make you happier from Harvard Health Publications

Seeker series : 

Young ballet dancer 

Adult beginner violinist -- 2 years progress video 

Planet Earth II trailer

Planet Earth II continues

Grammar notes/links : 

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf : 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9 to 14

How Books Can Open Your Mind from TED Talk

Read Books, Live Longer ? from the New York Times

What is your take on that ? Write on the comment. 

Swarm Intelligence : "The Gathering Swarms" from Family (video) 

Cool Jobs : Paid to Dream  Science News for Students

Top 10 Jobs Titles Barely Existed Years Ago #infographic 

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not be What You Expect  from Fast Company

Student Science 

The Little Prince  The Children's Classic Novella
Voted Best Book of the 20th Century in France

Try Something New for 30 Days Matt Cutts from TED talk  

You Can Learn Anything from Khan Academy

It's happening NOW : The Future of Learning 

Good reads 

The learning network form the NY Times 

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes from Forbes

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught at School, But Usually Aren't 
from Lifehacker

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr. 15th, 2017 This week's work for online reading group

This week's critical reading passages

Read pages 6 to 8 (page numbers are messed up, so keep track of those) and finish page 9 questions.

E-mail me for answer key if you choose to try those questions.

This week's vocabulary from Vocabulary Workshop
Level E unit 7 

Practice till you think you master at least 80% of the words.
Choose definition, vocabulary sentences, synonyms or antonyms
but you don't need to do them all.
Send me your results through g-mail.

Interesting articles/ video for this week for you to gain background knowledge.

Giving thanks can make you happier from Harvard Health Publications

How great leaders inspire action

The following articles are good reads, not just about getting into _____ , really.

Dear Eighth Grader : So You Want to Apply to Harvard ? Some Words of Advice...

Young, Gifted and Not Getting Into Harvard 

Something beautiful, cute, out of this world

One of its kind jelly fish  - so exquisite

Seeker series : 

Talk about "Grit". Amazing story -- An American at the Bolshoi
an old report, but still very inspirational

Young ballet dancer 

Adult beginner violinist -- 2 years progress video 

Planet Earth II trailer

Planet Earth II continues

Grammar notes/links : 

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf : 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9 to 14

How Books Can Open Your Mind from TED Talk

Read Books, Live Longer ? from the New York Times

What is your take on that ? Write on the comment. 

Swarm Intelligence : "The Gathering Swarms" from Family (video) 

Cool Jobs : Paid to Dream  Science News for Students

Top 10 Jobs Titles Barely Existed Years Ago #infographic 

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not be What You Expect  from Fast Company

Student Science 

The Little Prince  The Children's Classic Novella
Voted Best Book of the 20th Century in France

Try Something New for 30 Days Matt Cutts from TED talk  

You Can Learn Anything from Khan Academy

It's happening NOW : The Future of Learning 

Good reads 

The learning network form the NY Times 

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes from Forbes

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught at School, But Usually Aren't 
from Lifehacker

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr. 8th, 2017 This week's work for online reading group

This week's critical reading passages

from a head coach
Read pages 2 to 3. Scroll down the same file and answer page 4 questions on that same passage.

E-mail me for answer key if you choose to try those questions.

This week's vocabulary from Vocabulary Workshop
Level E unit 6 

Practice till you think you master at least 80% of the words.
Choose definition, vocabulary sentences, synonyms or antonyms
but you don't need to do them all.
Send me your results through g-mail.

Interesting articles for this week for you to gain background knowledge.
Some animated films are out of this world. 

Hayao Miyazaki - The Essence of Humanity

Your Name -- Music Video edition  (Coming to the theater near you on Apr. 7th)


Some youtube videos on astronomy 

Anxious about math ? Your brain may tackle simple problems differently

Giving thanks can make you happier from Harvard Health Publications

Seeker series : 

Young ballet dancer 

Adult beginner violinist -- 2 years progress video 

Planet Earth II trailer

Planet Earth II continues

Grammar notes/links : 

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf : 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9 to 14

How Books Can Open Your Mind from TED Talk

Read Books, Live Longer ? from the New York Times

Some links to gain background knowledge : 

Cool Jobs : Reaching out to E.T. is a numbers game  from Science News for Students

Top 10 Jobs Titles Barely Existed Years Ago #infographic 

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not be What You Expect  from Fast Company

Student Science 

The Little Prince  The Children's Classic Novella
Voted Best Book of the 20th Century in France

Try Something New for 30 Days Matt Cutts from TED talk  

You Can Learn Anything from Khan Academy

It's happening NOW : The Future of Learning 

Good reads 

The learning network form the NY Times 

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes from Forbes

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught at School, But Usually Aren't 
from Lifehacker

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