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October 3, 2015:  The Greater San Diego Reading Association’s Fall Literacy Conference

Greater San Diego Reading Association - Oct. 3 2015 - Joy of WritingKeynote Speakers:

Edith Hope Fine,  “The Joy of Reading”

Joy Raab,  “The Joy of Writing”


Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Cindy Jenson-Elliot, Marcia Berneger, and Grace Nall



New Book Releases:

Buster by Marcia BernegerBuster:  The Little Garbage Truck

by Marcia Berneger


Secrets of the Flame - Power to Protect by Cindy Schuricht

Secrets of the Flame

by Cindy Shuricht







Upcoming Book Launch:  George Eastman:  Bringing Photography to the People

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

George Eastman Book Cover - Author Lynda Pflueger 2015by Lynda Pflueger

A biography of George Eastman, Founder of Kodak






Greek and Latin Roots in the Common Core Standards

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Greek and Latin Roots in the Common Core Standards

     Explore 300 Greek and Latin roots!  Wonderful resource for teachers, kids, and parents!  Author Edith Hope Fine’s GREEK AND LATIN FOR CRYPTOMANIACS! Workbook is now available.  Thanks, Edith, for including my “blurb” in the back cover.

     “Such a creative approach to supporting the Common Core State Standards!  Edith Hope Fine captures the essence of Greek and Latin roots in her workbook, engaging students to explore beyond her CRYPTOMANIA! book.”

Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs! - Book Cover

Cryptomania Book

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Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs! Workbook:



Common Core Standards 

English Language Arts Standards:     Language, Grade 4

4b “Use common grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).

Common Core Standards

English Language Arts Standards:  Language, Grade 8

8b “Use common grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).


For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/

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