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Until he was no more were you holding out hope for Frank? For him and Charlotte ? Do you think it was just ? Are you glad the book didn‘t end there?

AmyG Yeah, I was sort of hoping for the happy ending. But so is life, right? 2w
Jess861 A happy ending is always nice but I think it fit the book to end how it did. Happy for some, not for others. 2w
TheBookHippie @AmyG I was hoping he‘d get to live, but I knew better. 2w
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CoffeeNBooks I was afraid that Charlotte and her daughters were going to end up dead because of their brief association with Frank, and I was nervous to read the last section because of that. So, I'm very glad it ended well for them. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! Of course I wanted a happy ending!! I knew there wouldn‘t be, but I held out hope!! I wanted to throw the book!! 🤣🤣 2w
RachelAmphlett @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! I wanted ALL the details about what happened to Frank! 2w
Mitch @CoffeeNBooks I was too! I would have hated a happy ending - the rest of the book was just too nuanced to go that way in the final chapter. I think it was good to see Charlotte survived and Frank give humanity hope by showing were capable of change! 2w
Librarybelle I just knew Frank‘s end would not be a happy ending. So glad Charlotte and the girls were safe at the end! 2w
Sargar114 I wanted the happy ending for Charlotte. I was pumped when she was packing up and leaving. @CoffeeNBooks I was also terrified the worst was going to happen. I would have loved to have seen more of her life with Margaret and her getting her feet on the ground. I had set hope for Frank, but was satisfied with how it ended and agree the only chance of the girls‘ survival was with Frank‘s death. 2w
AmyG @CoffeeNBooks I was also so afraid they would be killed. And Frank would live. The reverse of What happenned. 2w
Mdargusch I really thought he would make it out of the country. I‘m still surprised they didn‘t go after Charlotte. 2w
TheBookHippie @Mdargusch I thought that too everyone in direct contact died but maybe it was a missed option, they just forgot... So crazy in that time I think their focus was covering the immediate threats. (edited) 2w
Sargar114 I think you‘re right @TheBookHippie that the only people with ties to the mob who knew about Charlotte and the girls specifically were frank and the other weird teenagers, so essentially the danger to them died with Frank. 2w
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Are you afraid for literally everyone‘s life now?!

JaclynW Yep! 3w
Mitch The pace if the book is really good - its running at high speed and I can't see anything but heartbreak ahead! 3w
TheBookHippie @Mitch I know!!!!! 3w
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Sargar114 Yes...so much yes. I‘m so anxious and nauseous at the end of this section. 3w
Mitch @Sargar114 It was hard to stop at my post it note - i really wanted to read on! 3w
CoffeeNBooks Yes! I hate that Charlotte and her girls are mixed up with Frank, because I'm afraid things are going to end very poorly for them just because of their association with him, even though they don't know anything about who he really is. 3w
kspenmoll Yes. I am afraid they will all be hurt, killed something. I cannot help but like this Frank though. 3w
Mdargusch @Mitch I couldn‘t do it. I finished the book. 🙄 3w
Hooked_on_books Yes. No one is safe here. “Nature red in tooth and claw” came to me early in the book and it‘s only getting more that way. I agree @Mitch , it was so hard to put down! And @CoffeeNBooks I have so much dread wondering what is going to happen to them. 3w
Librarybelle Yikes! Either we're in for a lot of action in the last section, or the build up will culminate into nothing. The pieces are in place for one crazy ride in the last quarter of the book! 3w
Mitch @Librarybelle I have my fingers and toes crossed for a dramatic - fitting finale! 3w
Mitch @Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 3w
TheBookHippie @Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 It has happiness to me before now I hide my book every week 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The TL, The Ugly Duckling was adapted by Ben Cruise from the original story written by Hans Christain Anderson. It is illustrated by Lisa McCue. The Ugly Duckling is the perfect book for a RA. A swan is born into a duck family and is considered ugly by those around him as he grows up. When he turns into an adult, he has changed so much and had become something so beautiful. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone ESOL strategy #10 Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups would be useful for during the read aloud and when asking questions, students can partner up so you have 100% engagement. UDL strategy 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge would apply to this lesson because students can add information about their background knowledge when they see or have dealt with being picked on. 3w
JRone https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/books/the-ugly-duckling-lesson-plan... is a lesson plan that includes a print out where students can fill in the blanks and create their own stories about their own unique “ugly“ animals. 3w
DrSpalding This is a classic tale that all students should hear many times. 2d
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Where do you think the story is headed? This section went quickly!

kspenmoll I just have this premonition things may end badly- deaths. But I cling to slight bit of hope...Unlike Whitman, Guidry is not free to travel the open road while he is desperate for his life; Charlotte is, except she has to keep her daughters safe. (edited) 4w
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll RIGHT?! Maybe we will get a redemption story 😬...it can‘t end well 😫 4w
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie Redemption would be wonderful! I do like the characters, even rooting for Guidry despite his mob history 4w
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TheBookHippie @kspenmoll Right two different journeys searching for freedom! A life. Redemption world be wonderful unlikely but still wonderful ☺️ (edited) 4w
Mitch @kspenmoll I like the characters too - its a very fast paced drama - but im liking the writing and the way the author is really fleshing these characters out - they're really coming to life for me 4w
TheBookHippie @Mitch I like it more and more it reads faster and faster which I believe is purposeful . 4w
Mitch @TheBookHippie Agreed - its almost like you're speed of reading matches the frenetic journey of the characters - it can only end badly! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m liking it more and more, but worried about the ending for Guidry!!! 4w
Hooked_on_books I don‘t think it‘s going to end well for anyone. There‘s a dark seam running through this book for sure. 4w
RachelAmphlett Agree with @Hooked_on_books - I‘m enjoying it, but there‘s a menace lurking around the fringes isn‘t there? 4w
AmyG I think they fall in love And want to start a life together. I want it to end well but I am not so sure. 4w
Sargar114 I agree, this section was much better. I also think there will be redemption...but I‘m guessing specifically for Frank it won‘t end well (edited) 4w
Librarybelle I agree with others that this section read better than the first section. I'm still on the fence with the story, though. As we've said in previous answers to questions, there has to be a big climax, with potentially some of these characters losing their lives. Frank and Charlotte develop feelings for one another, and that will probably complicate matters. It should be interesting to see how things progress. 4w
Jess861 I think there will be death in the end - how much death is the question? 4w
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In its 1978 investigation Jack Ruby's murder of Lee Harvey Oswald as a primary reason to suspect organized crime as possibly having involvement in the assassination, noted the presence of credible associations relating Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby to figures having a relationship with Marcello's crime family. Marcello had the motive, means and opportunity to have JFK assassinated. Thoughts??

Sargar114 I‘ll admit I don‘t know much about the mob theories, but part of me thinks it‘s so complicated and I tend to go with Occam‘s razor and the more simple solution being the more likely. 1mo
Mitch I know nothing - but want to know more! Love when books send you down a rabbit hole and as a result of reading one book you add at least 5 more to your TBR. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Mitch so far I‘ve added 3 and I‘ve only read 8 chapters 😳 1mo
Mitch @TheBookHippie 😂 🙌 😂 1mo
Librarybelle It's a plausible theory, I suppose. So many theories about the assassination! 1mo
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Which Witch is Which? | Judi Barrett
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#TeamStoker I have a game for you!!! Can you guess all the witches correctly that are described above?

🌟3pts per correct answer🌟
🌟45pts possible🌟

☠️Be sure to hit the spoiler shield☠️


AsYouWish For 14, do you want the movie witches or the tv show witches actresses? 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid @AsYouWish the movie witches 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Kimberlone sweetie please hit the spoiler shield 1mo
Kimberlone @TheReadingMermaid oops I don‘t know what happened, on my end it looks like the spoiler shield is on! I can repost and delete if that is better 1mo
Kimberlone 1. Wicked witch of the east 2. maleficent 3. white witch 4. Glinda 5. Sabrina 6. Samantha 7. wicked witch of the west 8. Ursula 9. calypso 10. ? 11. Winifred, Sarah, mary 12. Evil stepmother 13. Melisandre 14. Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle pfeiffer 15. Bewitched 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Kimberlone oh okay I'm sorry. I probably hit the spoiler shield to review it and just forgot. Thank you darling I appreciate you!!! And you missed two so 39 points sweetheart 🎉 1mo
Laughterhp 1. Wicked witch of the east. 2. Maleficent 3. 🤷🏻‍♀️. 4. Glinda; 5. Sabrina; 6. Samantha; 7. Wicked witch of the west; 8. Ursula; 9. Tia Dalma; 10. The Blair Witch project?; 11. Winifred, Sarah & Mary; 12. Evil Queen; 13. Melisandre; 14. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 15. Bewitched? 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Laughterhp awesome sweetheart 39 points!! 1mo
AsYouWish Awesome!!! Thanks!!! 1mo
ElizaMarie 1. Wicked Witch of the East, 2. Maleficent, 3. White Witch? 4. Glinda, 5. Sabrina, 6. Samantha, 7. Wicked Witch of the West (she had a name in Wicked but I can‘t remember it), 8. Ursula, 9. 🕸, 10. Blair Witch Project, 11. Winifred, Sarah, Mary, 12. Evil Queen, 13. 🕸, 14. Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer? 15. Bewitched? 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @ElizaMarie nicely done. 39 points! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 1 Wicked Witch of the East 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 2 Maleficent 1mo
Shakespearience 1. Wicked witch of the East 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 3 .The White Witch 1mo
Shakespearience 2. Malificent 4. Glinda 5 Sabrina 6 Samantha 7 Wicked with of West 8 Ursula 9 Calypso 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 4. Glenda the Good Witch 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 5. Sabrina 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 6. Samantha 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 7. wicked Witch of the West 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 9. Calypso 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 10. Blair Witch 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 12. wicked Queen Witch? 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 13. Melisandre 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 14. Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Susan Sarandon 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 1. Wicked witch of the east (edited) 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 2. Maleficent 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks Jadis 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 4. Glinda 1mo
BookwormAHN 1 The Wicked Witch of the East, 2 Maleficent, 3 Jadis, 4 Glenda, 5 Sabrina, 6 Tabitha, 7 The Wicked Witch of the West, 8 Ursula, 9 Tia Dolma, 10 The Blair Witch Project, 11 Winifred, Mary, Sarah 12 The Evil Queen, 13 Melisandre, 14 Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, 15 Bewitched 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 5. Sabrina 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 6. Samantha Stevens 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 7. The wicked witch of the west 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 8. Ursula 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 9. Tia Dalma 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 10. The Crucible 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 11. Winifred, Mary and Sarah 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 12. Queen Grimhilde 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 13. Melisandre 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 14. Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks 15. Bewitched 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Shakespearience good job sweetie 21 points! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Riveted_Reader_Melissa good job sweetie 36 points! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @PlayingBonny good job sweetheart 39 points! 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks @TheReadingMermaid which ones didnI get wrong? 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN good job sweetie 39 points! 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks @TheReadingMermaid is the ‘correct‘ answer to #3 ‘the white witch‘? Because Jadis is the white witch‘s name. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @PlayingBonny oh... 😐 LOL Okay I'll give it to you sweetie 😘 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks (Also if 10 is the Blair Witch then imma call foul because she wasn‘t real, the film-makers made her up for the movie). 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks (I was like listen I was unsure on 10 but I KNOW I got 3 right...) 1mo
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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo is a great choice for a LC. This RF is a Newbery Honor and about a girl named Opal and her father moving to a small town in Florida. Opal misses her old life and isn't having fun when she runs into a stray dog in a Winn-Dixie grocery store. They quickly fall in love with each other and Opal even makes new friends. Read to find out more about the ups and downs when Winn-Dixie disappears. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d... allows students to make a scrapbook featuring the characters of the book. They review the book and create lists of character traits determining their behaviour, personality, etc. 1mo
JRone UDL strategy 5.1 Use multiple media for communication would be perfect because students could compare the book to the movie. ESOL strategy #10 Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups would allow the student to participate in their literature circle. 1mo
Tinks This book was an adorable read. I read it when my daughters bought it from school when they were younger. I will now probably get it for my collection. Nice post. 3w
DrSpalding Another excellent post with another wonderful resource. Scholastic is the largest publisher of children‘s books and is a valuable resource to the classroom teacher. 2d
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White knowing the system was permeated with corruption. Is that how lawyers and advocates feel today? Is it just a given and you fight anyway? Do you try to outsmart the corruption? Do you think justice was served?

Karisa I think it's still around today. It's hard to face when the system is not hurting (or even benefitting) oneself. Watching things like "When They See Us," turning on Twitter, and even the nightly news are full of examples. All the racism, power mongering, greed... It can feel so hopeless. 2mo
mrp27 I like to think stricter policies are in place today to prevent the kind of wide spread corruption that Hale engaged in but it still occurs... Just listen to the news. 2mo
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The Ten Thousand | Paul Kearney
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I'm so glad I came across Litsy, I have really enjoyed the interactions with all of my new Litsy friends! My TBR list has grown so much, I'll never be without a long list of books to read! Thanks for all of your on-line "friendships" and giving me a place to go to talk and share books ? #10,000 #lovemylitsyfriends

TheEllieMo Congratulations on the milestone! 2mo
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Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
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Chili Congratulations!!🎉🎊🎈 2mo
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brit91 Congratulations📚📚📚📚 1mo
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Once in a village, there was a goat. No one knew where she was born. The birth of an ordinary life never leaves a trace, doesn't it?

Book #10 of Indian Origin Author October Series
#indianauthors #indianliteraturefest

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