Book Review

Review: Holes

I cannot really remember when I read the book Gaten (Dutch for Holes), but once I saw the movie I knew exactly how it ended. Since I will have to teach the year 7’s on the book, I decided that it would not hurt if I read the book in English prior to my lessons.  Continue reading “Review: Holes”

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Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

My problem with series, in general, is that once I have started I need to know how it finishes. As a kid, I waited for years until I could finish the Harry Potter series. Now, that I had to reread the first book for my English Curriculum unit, I cannot stop myself from reading all the others too.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

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Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

As a kid, I have devoured the Harry Potter books. Not only have I read them all in English, but also in my mother tongue, Dutch. Ever since my year 5 teacher read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to us, I was a fan. I can see myself using the Harry Potter books in my classroom for an introduction to character analysis through the SAAO method.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways

Whoever says Tom Clancy to me will be answered with Splinter Cell. However, before the video games were a big hit, Tom Clancy wrote many books about espionage, war and Net Force. The Net Force Explorers is a spin-off of the official series.  Continue reading “Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways”