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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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.

Homework: Fun with Hyperboles

 “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!”

Have you ever heard or read this phrase?  Of course, we hope that no one would really ever want to eat a horse. The speaker or writer is just trying to emphasize the fact that they are VERY HUNGRY.

Writers use hyperboles like this to emphasize important points and to make their stories more interesting.  If someone reads this phrase or a phrase like it in a story, they will automatically “see” a picture in their mind that is humorous and very memorable. They will want to continue reading the story!

For Your Homework:  

Create a Tall Tale Hero of your own in ChatterPix.  Make a list of his/her special abilities.  Next, create some dialogue for your hero or heroine in which they describe one of those powers in one sentence which uses hyperbole.

For example, “I’m so strong that I can move mountains with my little toe!

***The character you create will be the hero in an original Tall Tale which you’ll write in the future.