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Braelynn’s Birthright–Book 2: Fallen Angel
Join Braelynn and her friends as they face their greatest challenge yet!
Inheriting her grandmother’s ring and the family curse was just the beginning for Braelynn. A few years have passed since then. Braelynn and her friends have graduated high school and set up a supernatural detective agency of sorts, helping people cleanse their homes of malevolent spirits and paranormal creatures. When what should be a case of a simple haunting turns out to be a portend of dark things to come, Braelynn soon realizes that she’s up against a fallen angel with powers the likes of which she never imagined.
Braelynn realizes she’s been chosen to fight against this force of darkness. It is her calling to navigate the dangerous world of otherworldly attachments, shapeshifters, and the mysterious troika, who follows her every move. Along the way, she meets other hunters who become her allies and friends as they battle to save the world from the chaos and destruction of Armageddon and their souls from eternal damnation. With the fate of the world at stake, they set out to defeat the fallen angel in a dangerous quest that will push them to their limits and test their strength and courage.
Set in a contemporary world where magic and the paranormal are real, this thrilling tale of adventure, danger, and self-discovery will keep readers on the edge of their seats. With its thrilling blend of contemporary magical realism, paranormal and urban fantasy, the supernatural, and a touch of romance, this book is sure to leave readers eager for more.
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Also available: Braelynn’s Birthright–Book 1: Wendigo at Amazon.
365-Day Writing Challenge: A Year of Writing Prompts
Looking for a way to keep your creativity flowing every day of the year?
TAKE THE 365-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE
With 365 writing prompts, one for each day of the year, you’ll never be short on inspiration. Use this book to jumpstart your writing routine, break through writer’s block, or simply explore new ideas, genres, settings, and characters. With a year’s worth of prompts at your fingertips, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more prolific and confident writer.
365 DAYS, 365 WRITING PROMPTS
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Get ready to explore new ideas and develop your writing skills with this amazing resource.
Start your writing journey today and see where these prompts take you!
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Also available: The Shape of Stories: A Comprehensive Guide for Fiction Writers at Amazon.
Using Film as Text in College-Level Courses
If a student has difficulty meeting some of the expectations for a course, it doesn’t mean they cannot meet any of the other expectations. In this case, as a teacher, your goal is to pivot to differentiate your instruction while figuring out how else you might get students to demonstrate achievement of as many of the remaining expectations as they can.
The goal of this book is to illustrate methods of differentiated instruction, demonstrating how teachers might pivot their practice and change their approaches to allow their students to shine.
Longtime teacher Elise Abram’s eureka moment happened while teaching grade 11 college-level students when she noticed that students had difficulty recalling and analyzing fiction when presented with the text but not after watching the film version of the text. Using the concept of differentiated instruction (changing the efforts of the teacher to accommodate the students in front of them), Abram switched out film versions of texts for the remainder of the semester and saw a marked improvement in student performance.
The purpose of this book is to share this unit with you should you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Inside, you will find:
- Organizers you can photocopy and use in your practice.
- How to use choice boards to differentiate your assignments.
- Tips for creating groups, techniques, and student seating during collaborative activities
- Suggestions for writing effective paragraphs and summaries.
- How to get students to make meaningful text-to-world connections.
- Ways for students to discuss theme in a text no matter the format.
- Checklist rubrics and other ways to evaluate student work, be it diagnostic, formative, or summative
Whether you use this book as a unit plan or break it up into a series of individual lessons you can employ in your practice, this book is sure to give you a better understanding of how college-level students work and learn.
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