Teen science fiction.

Teen science fiction.  Hello summer reading! Ender’s Game Our youngest son was assigned this science-fiction novel for summer reading prior to starting 9th grade in August.  Bill saw the movie with our other son, and Cynthia generally reads the summer books with our boys, so this one feels like a natural.  Before getting started, though,…

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Summer intern. Welcome, Katie!

Summer intern Celine Olcott joined us for the months of May and June. Celine graduated from Wake Forest University School of Business in May with a Master’s degree in Accounting.  Celine has been selected to join the prestigious Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for a one-year fellowship starting in July, so she is moving to Connecticut….

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Reading development. This summer!

Reading development.  It’s an important process that explains how students progress as readers. Stages are based on students’ experiences and skills, not their age or grade level. Who is doing this? Our beloved Mrs. Mendenhall will be working part time at A Step Ahead this summer, while she also explores working with the Institute of Reading…

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Books for teen girls. Post #2.

Books for teen girls. Local authors. Our second review is here! A reminder: Books for teen girls contain some very adult themes At A Step Ahead, we are a family-oriented tutoring community, and therefore we want to revisit our warning for parents, private tutors and teachers:  These books are not for every teen girl. Each…

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Summer intern at ASA.

Summer intern Celine Olcott will join us for the months of May and June.  When Bill and Cynthia are traveling, Celine will be the friendly face around the center, making sure everything stays ship-shape and answering any questions you may have. Originally from New York City, Celine will graduate this May with a Master’s degree…

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Piecing Me Together.

Piecing Me Together is an award-winning novel by Renee Watson. This book is changing me I read this book because the American Library Association awarded it the 2018 Coretta Scott King Award, and also named it a Newberry Honor Book. First, though, I read the John Newberry Award winner, which is Hello, Universe by Erin…

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