Welcome back to week two of your latest version of Professor Owls Book Corner, we hope that you are all keeping well and still following the distancing and wearing your masks when you are in close quarters or with a crowd of people.
This week’s issue will have your usual book of the week corner along with our Literacy section, we will help you improve your reading skills or reading speed.
If you have a problem with the reading we will cover that for you too, by showing videos of other teens and how they overcame and learned how to find the tools and to enjoy your time with books.
We will also share with you other sites and programs that are available to help you with all areas of learning.
- Helpful Tools
These tools are useful for both educators and students with reading disabilities alike, aiding in everything from looking up a correct spelling to reading text out loud.
- Speak It! Speak It! is a great text-to-speech solution that can allow students with reading disabilities to get a little help with reading when they need it?
- Talk to Me: Talk to Me is another text-to-speech application. It can be used to read words…
Licensed Literacy Tutor. Sylvia McGrath
Truly Devious 3-Book Box Set:
Truly Devious, Vanishing Stair, and Hand on the Wall
By Maureen Johnston.
New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson delivers the witty and pulse-pounding conclusion to the Truly Devious series as Stevie Bell solves the mystery that has haunted Ellingham Academy for over 75 years. Now available in paperback.
Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. One, a victim of either a prank gone wrong or a murder. Another, dead by misadventure. And now, an accident in Burlington has claimed another life. All three were in the wrong place at the wrong time. All at the exact moment of Stevie’s greatest triumph . . .
She knows who Truly Devious is. She’s solved it. The greatest case of the century.
At least, she thinks she has. With this latest tragedy, it’s hard to concentrate on the past. Not only has someone died in town, but David disappeared of his own free will and is up to something. Stevie is sure that somehow—somehow—all these things connect. The three deaths in the present. The deaths in the past. The missing Alice Ellingham and the missing David Eastman. Somewhere in this place of riddles and puzzles, there must be answers.
Then another accident occurs as a massive storm heading toward Vermont. This is too much for the parents and administrators. Ellingham Academy is evacuated. Obviously, it’s time for Stevie to do something stupid. It’s time to stay on the mountain and face the storm—and a murderer.
In the tantalizing finale to the Truly Devious trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson expertly tangles her dual narrative threads and ignites an explosive end for all who’ve walked through Ellingham Academy.
Praise for the Truly Devious series:
“Readers, hang tight: there’s one more round to come, and if the signs are right, it’ll be to die for.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit and alternating past and present scenes makes for a multilayered, modern detective story.” —New York Times Book Review
“Remember the first-time reading Harry Potter and knowing it was special? There’s that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell.” —USA Today (four stars)
“Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart.” —Bustle
This book is the third in the series although these books can be a stand-alone read, they are outstanding when read alone. They have fast-moving characters that are fun amiable.
These books are full of twists and turns that begin as an endeavor to solve a long-ago kidnapping and finish with two more deaths and a riddle to solve. The story is entertaining for both young adults and adults
Once I started reading this series, I just could not stop until I had finished them.
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