August 8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953). the celebrated American author of The Yearling, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939. (edelweiss) Although The Yearling… Read more “Happy Birthday, M.K. Rawlings”
“Making up stories and characters is so interesting that I’m never bored. Each book has been a different writing experience. It takes me about a year to write a book, but I spend another year thinking about it, polishing it, and making improvements. I always put something of myself into my books — something that happened to me.”
One of the most well-loved authors and illustrators of children’s books today, Barbara Cooney has won many awards for her books, including the American Book Award and two Caldecott Medals for Illustration. (edelweiss.com)
August 1 Herman Melville (1819-1891), born August 1, found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851… Read more “Happy Birthday, Herman Melville!”
One credit that is required for High School is a semester credit of Speech. For UT-D, they require a Rhetoric credit, which appears to be a step above a Speech credit. As my son is not a confident public speaker, I have been researching options for completing this credit at home or through co-op. If you have a student that might excel in this area, you may be interested in Speech and Debate clubs.
October is PSAT Test-taking time. Although considered the precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is extremely important, and not to be missed.
High School planning should begin about the 7th or 8th grade. As requirements for graduation are varied for each state, and college admissions are as varied as the colleges themselves, research and planning should begin early.