Want to try reading in a new way? Do you like blogs? Well, you are reading this one so the answer is probably yes. Barbara Larmon Failing, an author and educator is trying something new called Blogbook 2009. Starting June 1st she will post a new part of her book Loulane Lambert’s Lists for Life each day that will continue until it is complete.
You’re probably wondering what this Loulane Lambert’s List for Life is all about. It’s the story of a fourteen-year-old who has recently lost her father, is dealing with a new step-family and is about to start high school in a new town. She also is an aspiring artiste. What will happen to her and how will she spend her summer?
If you want to follow along just check out the Teen Scene everyday starting June 1st until the entire blog is completed.
Looking for some fun Websites? Here are twelve to try:
- An easy way to do some good and show off your word power is at http://www.freerice.com
- Try http://www.charityguide.org/index.htm as a quick reference site for ideas to help make the world a better place in 15 minutes or longer; the site includes self-directed activities such as Do-It-Yourself Ways to Reduce Global Warming.
- Find how-to tips on an array of topics, from making costumes to improving your singing, at http://www.knowledgehound.com/
- A handy umbrella site that links to hundreds of Websites dealing with the federal government, national politics, and Congress is http://www.aboutgovernment.org/
- Wonder if something is an urban legend? Check out http://www.snopes.com/
- Trivia, quizzes, videos, and a lot of interesting stuff can be found at http://www.howstuffworks.com/
- Love comics? Have fun with http://comics.com/
- Amusing slips of the tongue and the typo are presented at rinkworks.com at http://www.rinkworks.com/said/
- Looking for some funny put-downs? Try Shakespeare-like insults at http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html
- Want a dog but not the cost? At http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html type in a command and watch your virtual dog perform. No walking, leash, or dog food needed!
- Free homework help and tutoring are available daily from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm for Grades K-12, College Intro and Adult Learners via the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL) Web site. Go to http://www.imcpl.org/ and select “get homework help.”
- Want to learn more about your home town, from fun things to do or learn more about government, human services, and job opportunities? Check out “Your Link to Indy” listed in gold on the left side of www.imcpl.org, or go directly to http://www.imcpl.org/local/index.html