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Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 24th, 2017 This week's work for online reading group

This week's critical reading passages

Read pages 3 to 6 and answer questions on page 7.

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

This week's vocabulary tests for freshmen unit 5

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.

Movies for the summer (for now):


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

The 5-Hour Rule  from CNBC

How and Why We Read from John Green

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Some Great Children's Books to Share with the Little Ones : Week Eight

A great book to own, read together and share with your loved ones. 

The Little Prince  The Children's Classic Novella

Voted Best Book of the 20th Century in France

Complete audio in English 

Complete audio in Chinese part 1

Complete audio in Chinese part 2 

The Little Prince Official Trailer 
I like the trailer, but not the actual movie, which I don't think is
true to the spirit of the original.

Quotes : 

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 
― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ryThe Little Prince

“It is the time you have wasted (I think the word "spent" is better here) for your rose that makes your rose so important.” 

Other notable quotes and some short, great reflections afterward

10 ' The Little Prince ' Quotes We Should All Live By

Enjoy !!!!!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime from Goodreads : 41-50

41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

 42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling 

 43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

 44. The Holy Bible: New King James Version by Thomas Nelson

 45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

 46. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere

 47. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 48. The Color Purple by Alice Walker 

 49. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

 50. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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