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Annabelle Howard
Works at www.ReadingWithoutBorders.org
Attended Keele University
Lived in London and NYC
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Hi very. Nice wäre are yku from?
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Reading Without Borders

Do you have 30 mins to Hangout and read to a child? My guess is that lots of us do and lots of us would benefit from the connection with a young person eager to learn what we can teach.

I'm exploring the interest right now.

My hunch is that many kids would like to read about science, technology, and finance with knowledgeable adults, once a week, for 30 minutes. I believe if lots of us did this it would have a huge impact.

What do you think? Please leave comments here and/or on the Blogger site I am creating. Thanks much.

#reading   #literacy   #Hangouts   #mentoring   #STEM   #finance  
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Inside Out: my thoughts on a snowy day of grief

#grief  
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Mothers Picking Up Mothers
A short fictional piece. Would love to hear how you made your best "mother friends," or as I say in the piece M.I.L.K.s, -- Mothers I'd Like to Know.
#fiction   #humor  
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it sure did! Loved the play of words!
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Subliminal Message

Love Happens makes a great present because it comes with a subliminal message: "I love you, and I believe it when you say you read."
Prepare to flatter a friend today. Order here $10 only!
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You too dear +Annabelle Howard 😊💖👋
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An Attractive Man

I just fell in love with Chris Martin. You can too. Enjoy!
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Essential Books
Please add any title you feel is essential and give an age group. Thanks. I'd like to assemble a basic list for our volunteers.
The absolute best kids' books, chapter books, and teen reads to help you raise a lifelong reader.
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Bonsoir Mme annabelle Howard ! Je te souhaite une excellente soirée ainsi que votre famille. 
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This Thing Called Now

I am a writer grieving for my husband while doing many other things.

I wrote this today and share it here in hopes it might help someone.

#widow   #grief  
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+Annabelle Howard  You are one amazing lady - You have weathered life storms    HUGS!!!!
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Education
  • Keele University
    English, French, Education
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Creative Writer and Non Profit Innovator
Introduction
Grants from Google, The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation, People's United Community Foundation, and the Frances R. Dewing Foundation have allowed my nonprofit, BIG FUN education, to create Big Fun PLAYS for K-12. Students listen to an audio play while following an illustrated script on screen. Related nonfiction pieces, acting exercises, and discussion prompts are embedded in the scripts. 40 academic words are targeted in each play and have clickable explanations. We motivate and scaffold students towards cross-curricular knowledge and bring the text exemplars in Appendix B of the CCSS to life. www.BigFunEducation.org We are currently adding a series of paperback books for schools that include the script from our free online plays and also include lots of writing, reading, thinking, and connecting activities.

I am currently seeking funding for a new project called Reading Without Borders. The idea is to get people knowledgeable about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to read to a child each week for 20 minutes using Google Hangouts or Skype. Soon, I'll collect would-be volunteers and teachers via a Google Form.

I started desktop publishing with a Mac in 1985. I created and sold a series of plays and related board games called Classic Theater for Children. After coverage in the New York Times  and the International Herald Tribune, we sold to all 50 states and 10 other countries. In 1991, I sold the company to Sundance Publishers. Recently, the rights reverted to me.

In 2009, I created an online motivational learning community for Connecticut. We had almost 70,000 paid subscribers and reliably raised test scores. 20% of our players stayed on our site for over an hour. 6% of our target demographic was enrolled. We gamified the work ethic and taught basic skills. People's United Community Foundation funded our initiative to reduce the loss of skills over the last two summers.

INTERESTS: standup comedy, writing fiction, photo walks, dogs
Bragging rights
My parents had their own BBC radio show in the 1950s.
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Novelist and Non Profit Person
Employment
  • www.ReadingWithoutBorders.org
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    A nonprofit project: We match students with adults for 30 mins of reading each week. We use Google Hangouts and Skype.
  • BIG FUN Productions, LLC
    CoFounder, 2001 - present
  • BIG FUN Education (non profit)
    CoFounder, 2011 - present
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Previously
London and NYC - Upper West Side, New York - Groton, MA - Rouen, France - Westford, MA - Tetbury, England - West London, England - Keele, Staffordshire