Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Jacqueline Woodson’

Along with their new language arts textbooks, teachers were able to choose from a selection of book titles to add more classroom novel sets to our inventory.  I have cataloged and processed the sets and thought it would be a good idea to list them in a post and include helpful instructional information.

New 6th grade sets

New 7th grade sets

New 8th grade sets

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

tupac2009 Newberry Medal Honor Book

D Foster showed up a few months before Tupac got shot that first time and left us the summer before he died.

The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend’s lives, the world opens up for them. D comes from a world vastly different from their safe Queens neighborhood, and through her, the girls see another side of life that includes loss, foster families and an amount of freedom that makes the girls envious. Although all of them are crazy about Tupac Shakur’s rap music, D is the one who truly understands the place where he’s coming from, and through knowing D, Tupac’s lyrics become more personal for all of them.  The girls are thirteen when D’s mom swoops in to reclaim D-and as magically as she appeared, she now disappears from their lives. Tupac is gone, too, after another shooting; this time fatal. As the narrator looks back, she sees lives suspended in time, and realizes that even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply.

Good book

Interviewing author about the book

Read Full Post »

bearstoneBearstone

by Will Hobbs

http://www.olentangy.k12.oh.us
Study Guide

jimmyCome Sing, Jimmy Jo

by Katherine Paterson

http://www.nancykeane.com

dipperDipper of Copper Creek

by Jean Craighead George

http://www.amazon.com

fair_weatherFair Weather

by Richard Peck

http://www.nancykeane.com
Book Guide

rifkaLetters from Rifka

by Karen Hesse

http://www.nancykeane.com
Lesson Plans

let_the_circle_be_unbrokenLet the Circle Be Unbroken

by Mildred D. Taylor

http://www.factsonfiction.org
Book Guide

miracle'sMiracle’s Boys

by Jacqueline Woodson

http://www.nancykeane.com

Teaching Ideas

promisesNo Promises in the Wind

by Irene Hunt

http://www.nancykeane.com

Resources for the Great Depression

park'sPark’s Quest

by Katherine Paterson

http://www.nancykeane.com

Novel Guide
river_betweenRiver Between Us

by Richard Peck

http://www.nancykeane.com
Literature Circle Guide
shark Shark Beneath the Reef

by Jean Craighead George

http://www.cwcboe.org

stand_tallStand Tall

by Joan Bauer

http://www.sonderbooks.com

Novel Guide

That_was_thenThat Was Then, This is Now

by S.E. Hinton

http://www.wikipedia.com

Novel Guide

wellThe Well

by Mildred D. Taylor

Childrensbooksforparents.com

Discussion Questions

year_down_yonderYear Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

http://www.nancykeane.com
Book Guide

Read Full Post »