A Tangle of Knots: Are You Up to the Challenge?

A Tangle of Knots
by Lisa Graff

Get ready for some high adventure! 


This is a great Read Aloud for middle schoolers.

Take some time and pay attention to details . . .

or you might not be able

to untangle all the knots

in this book!

***If you’re a teacher and would like the complete study guide, please email me at sendtotutor@gmail.com

Here is a sample of some study guide activities:

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Homework: Fun With Writing

Change a Fairy Tale into a Tall Tale


For your writing homework:

  1. Find a copy of your favorite children’s fairy tale.  You can look online or in your personal library.

  2. Make a list of all the verbs and see if you can change them into more exciting, vibrant verbs.  Use your vibrant verb list.

  3. Next, think of how you could use exaggeration to change the actions of the villains and heroes in the story and rewrite the story.

    For example, in the story of The Three Little Pigs, the wolf could be Wonder Wolf.  He could huff and puff and create a terrible tornado!  The third little pig could be a Genius Builder (with a Ph.D. in chemistry) who creates a chemical that makes his house —



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A Wrinkle in Time

A Magical Read For All TLC Students

Do you like mystery and adventure? 



Would you like to travel across space and time

to visit other worlds?

Would you like to meet some Aliens with special powers?



If you answered “yes” to all of these questions,

then RUSH to your nearest library or bookstore and

GRAB the book . . .


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

 You will love this book!

****FYI:  It has been made into a MOVIE recently, so look

for the movie at your favorite cinema, too!


Vocabulary Spelling City Subscription



TLC Tutoring students now have access to this great resource to help them improve their spelling, reading, and writing skills.

Each student will receive a password so that they can log into the site and complete their individual assignments.  Teachers and parents will also be able to track the progress of their child (children).

Contact your child’s tutor for more details!

On Our Way to See the Solar Eclipse!

Our family is camping in our RV near St. Clair, Missouri, to see the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st.  St. Clair is one of the cities n the USA that is on the path of “totality”.

This means the moon will hide the sun completely there, so it will be totally dark around 1:30 in the afternoon on the day of the eclipse for over 2 minutes! We are so EXCITED  to be able to observe this!!

In the meantime, my grandsons are having fun taking walks in the woods and enjoying the great outdoors.