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Author and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer Visits GMSS!

Octavia Spencer visits GMSS

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Geneva Middle School South's 7th grade language arts department welcomed author E.V. Jones on Thursday January 21, 2016. Mrs. Jones, author of the soon to be released fantasy novel The Wish, is a Geneva resident and wife of Geneva Middle School South math teacher, Duane Jones. 

The Wish is the first installment of Mrs. Jones’s four book series called The Cloverleaf Chronicles.  Set in a lush Irish landscape, it is about an ordinary boy thrown into an extraordinary situation.   Steeped in mythical characters straight out of Irish folklore, Jack must fight an ancient evil force in order to unlock buried secrets, save his father, and humanity.

Students sat in the library book nook captivated as Mrs. Jones shared with them what inspired her to write, her writing process, how books become published, and details about her book series.

News From Teaching and Learning:
The district has purchased a subscription to TumbleBooks Premium. The TumblePremium collection has nearly 1000 titles. The content is most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories.
This collection is rich in educational resources such as lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to both math and language skills. It also includes FREE common core portals: a K-5 English Common Core Portal and a Math Common Core Portal.
The collections can be accessed online from every computer at school or from home through a direct link from your school webpage. The link can be found on the right.
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