Reading Everyday in NYC!

Back in November 2015, Chancellor Carmen Fariña of the New York City Department of Education announced a wonderful new literacy program called NYC Reads 365. It encourages daily reading, in and out of school, to give kids their best...

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Revising a Cyclone

Cyclone was a roller coaster at Six Flags New England, in Agawam, Massachusetts. It first opened in 1983 when I was twelve and the park was called Riverside. Cyclone was the park's main attraction. It was wooden and clanky,...

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Welcome to My Inventing Room

“This is the most important room in the entire factory!” he said. “All my most secret new inventions are cooking and simmering in here!” That’s what Willy Wonka says to the lucky golden ticket finders in Roald Dahl’s famous book,...

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