Reading in the Dark: The Hero’s Journey Series: ANGUS

Reading in the Dark: The Hero’s Journey Series: ANGUS

SPOILER ALERTS: THIS POST IS FOR TEACHERS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR FILMS FOR THE HERO’S JOURNEY. WE WILL BE EXPLORING THESE FILMS STEP-BY-STEP. THE FEATURE …

 

“Let ‘er Ripp!” Picture Books in Every Classroom.

“Let ‘er Ripp!” Picture Books in Every Classroom.

That’s me in Room 407. This picture was taken a couple of years ago. This is when we kept all of our picture books in …

 

Maria. . .Maria. . .I Just Read A Book by “Maria.”

Maria. . .Maria. . .I Just Read A Book by “Maria.”

(Review based upon the Advanced Reader Copy of BECOMING MARIA: LOVE AND CHAOS IN THE SOUTH BRONX) After 45 years, Sonia Manzano is retiring from her …

 

Childhood Treasures or “These PEARLS Are All Mine”

Childhood Treasures or “These PEARLS Are All Mine”

I found these ten PEARLS BEFORE SWINE books at a yard sale this morning. They were in a box with some Calvin and Hobbes and …

 

GO SET A WATCHMAN: Book Commentary

GO SET A WATCHMAN: Book Commentary

At first, I wanted to title this post, “Whatchoo Talkin’ ‘Bout, Atticus” (with a media-embedded laugh track), but then I thought, “This book is important …

 

THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET SERIES:This is “Squish;” He’s Your Reader

THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET SERIES:This is “Squish;” He’s Your Reader

This is Squish. He is seven years old I met this young man at The Palace in Louisville where we both ended up in “the pit” to …

 

“No Book Left Behind” or Responding to Book-Related Emergencies

“No Book Left Behind” or Responding to Book-Related Emergencies

  The other day, our family enjoyed a nice lunch at The Village Anchor. It’s a lovely little place where one can enjoy covered, outside dining. …

 

“How to Set a Broken Wing” Poetry Month 1/30

“How to Set a Broken Wing” Poetry Month 1/30

  “How to Set a Broken Wing” While the four of us sat in our separate schools made of stone and bits of brick, she took her broken arm act to …

 

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 4: “Love and the Melting Man”

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 4: “Love and the Melting Man”

    It’s a problem with tuning when all you have is an old push-button radio; you’re always just between stations, pudgy fingers poking the tabs hoping to land in …

 

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 3: “We Can Move the World”

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 3: “We Can Move the World”

  “We Can Move the World” We are deft carriers of couches, our hands gripping one end of a sofa, grunting, there is no one on the other side.   We …