McGuffey — Not MacGuffin — Classic Summer Reading

Last week we talked about the MacGuffin, which is an author’s tool — a device which can assist plot development.

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This week I want to remind you of the classic McGuffey’s Readers.

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This Reader can be found at:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14640/14640-pdf.pdf?session_id=f749b62ef4a5bded6abdde1af922313c67a9b6a3

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It also includes this pretty penmanship page:

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Of course, all sorts of books are available to read FREE at Project Gutenberg.

http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

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They also have music resources:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Child%27s_Own_Book_of_Great_Musicians_%28Bookshelf%29

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Look at Project Gutenberg.

2. Perhaps you will see something to add to your summer reading list.

Saturday is great for bird watching!

Even though it’s cold out, there are lots of birds to be seen.

This neat link helps you create a list of birds commonly in your location.

http://gbbc.birdsource.org/gbbcApps/checklist

One of my favorites:

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Check out more great bird info at:

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HERE: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-breasted_Nuthatch/id

And don’t forget to feed them!

Reading suggestion:  Flyaway by Lucy Christopher

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Then go write your own story about birds!