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Getting Schooled

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ISBN: 9781250069382
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Published: Picador - July 28th, 2015

A retired English teacher returns to a rural Vermont classroom for a one-year substituting gig. He must find footing on a new educational landscape where a former student is now his principal, classics are pulled from library shelves, research projects are completed online, and a chalkboard is supplemented with an overhead projector. My teaching colleagues and I identified with this humorous memoir, particularly Keizer's anxiety over his students' need for reading support when "they are only two years away from voting" and his "hopes to live out his remaining years in a democracy." ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

Edward Hopper: Paints His World

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By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805087529
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 19th, 2014

Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: artist. But his journey was not always easy or a direct path to the desired result. The life of Hooper is told in a longer picture book-style story. Wendell Minor then illustrates the Robert Burleigh text in the style of Hopper himself.   ~Reviewed by Jeanette

My Country 'Tis of Thee How one song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

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ISBN: 9780805082265
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 3rd, 2014

Most of us have sang it or at least part of it. But do you know how the song came about? This longer text filled, amazingly gorgeous illustrated picture book shows how the song has changed and why since it started. History comes alive from George II in the 1740's to now. See how one of Americas most patriotic songs has had many chapters in its life. ~Reviewed by Jeanette

Wiring the Brain for Reading

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ISBN: 9780470587218
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Published: Jossey-Bass - April 1st, 2013

If you’ve ever craved a magic wand that would cause all distractions to vanish from students’ view, these strategies are built for your classroom. After reading and implementing this theory, my students no longer reached for their phantom limbs (cell phones) when it was time to read. We are able to sustain silent reading and hold meaningful, deep conversations about text -- as in, a piece of literature, not an electronic message. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

The Book Whisperer

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By Donalyn Miller, Jeff Anderson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780470372272
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Published: Jossey-Bass - March 1st, 2009

Don’t worry about assessing a student’s lexile level; instead, fosters his/her relationship with reading by modeling quality behaviors and sharing texts that are high-quality, current, varied, and high-interest. After reading The Book Whisper, my students and I built a classroom library that is well-traveled and in high demand. You can too. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

Everybody Present

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ISBN: 9781937006433
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Published: Parallax Press - June 25th, 2009

This is one of the very few books I’ve picked up that addresses the educators’ needs, particularly those of the mental/emotional/social/spiritual nature. The Flor Rotnes’ instruction is useful because it is expressed with candor and calm. Educators may learn how to tread meditatively, nurture our spiritual lives, read students’ unspoken behaviors. In a tumultuous time, this lovely little volume should be cherished and shared. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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