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Higher Education Without all the Debt

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Here at Yellow House Book Rental, we know that higher education is very important. There are so many options when continuing an education after high school.

We have partnered with Lumerit Education to help bring you another choice in higher education. Whether you're helping your college student save money, graduate quickly, or make school fit into their busy lifestyle, Lumerit can help.

For your high school student, any of their three plans can be used as a dual credit alternative

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6 Compare and Contrast Essay Topics

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Compare and contrast essays don’t have to be dull and tedious! Your high school students will be sure to enjoy a few of this week’s lighthearted topicsWriting prompts for high school compare and contrast essays. Topics include fashion, weddings & funerals, family sizes, and new experiences vs. old routines


Compare and contrast essays don’t have to be dull and tedious! Your high school students will be sure to enjoy a few of this week’s lighthearted topics.

Help teens stay focused with a four-paragraph outline: introduction, similarities, differences, and conclusion. Motivated writers may need two paragraphs for the comparisons or two paragraphs for the contrasts, and that’s fine, too!

1. Fashion Statement

It makes us laugh and makes us cry; it fills our closets and empties our wallets. Fashion, past and present, can be fun to study and even more fun to wear! Compare and contrast the clothing styles of today with the styles from a twentieth-century decade of your choice. 

Find all 6 topics here

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Learn to meet deadlines: College prep 101

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College Prep 101 | Homeschool teens must learn to meet deadlines if they hope to survive the demands of college coursework.

For high schoolers, there’s more to planning for college than simply getting accepted. Unless your student has experienced a more rigorous course of study and has learned some good study habits, he’ll be overwhelmed to arrive on campus and discover the mountains of reading, writing, and studying that await.

Parents can do a lot to prepare their students, and in doing so, will help deter the stress and erratic grades that separate the unequipped college freshman from the equipped. Train your child during high school—or even junior high—by encouraging responsible study habits that will serve him well in college. .... continue reading

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Playing with Plays: Shakespeare Like You've Never Seen It Before!

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Playing with Plays is one of the best ideas I have seen for introducing children and youth to Shakespeare and other well known playwrights. Most students are not interested in learning about Shakspeare, let alone reading one of his plays! This will change if you take part in Playing with Plays! 

These melodramatic plays are 15- 20 minutes long and each book includes scripts for three group sizes for 8-22+ actors. Although these are very short interpretations of the actual plays, there are actual lines...... 

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Playing with Plays: Bringing Shakespeare to Kids and Letting Them Have a Blast Learning!

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"The best way to learn is to have fun. All you need to do is open the door and the children will step through." - Brendan P. Kelso

This is so true of Playing with Plays. Whether you chose to perform a Shakespeare, Dickens or Robert Louise Stevenson play, your kids will have a blast. These plays are written in a way that the students will learn and laugh all at the same time.

There are three options, for three different group sizes, from 8-22+ actors. Each play lasts 15-20 minutes. The plays are intended for pure fun... continue reading

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