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"The president has been shot"

Swanson, J. (2013). “The president has been shot”. New York: Scholastic Press. p. 274.

In November 1963, an event occurred that changed many American lives. The president of the United States of America was shot as he rode in a limousine on his way to a luncheon in Dallas, Texas. 177 more words

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The Blessing of Slight Neglect

Almost a year ago, I commented on William Faulkner’s Nobel speech. I focused on how the sprawl of our lives–the pressure to be available around the clock, the leveling and spreading of our intentions–tends to break down our sense of sanctity (broadly defined),* and how, without a sense of sanctity, we lose touch with what he calls the “old verities.” Today I would like to comment on a different aspect of his speech: the “problems of the human heart in conflict with itself.” I begin, though, with a change of direction. 1,042 more words


The Nazi hunters

Bascomb, N. (2013). The Nazi hunters: how a team of spies and survivors captured the world’s most notorious Nazi. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books. p. 140 more words

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March: Book One

Lewis, J. and  Aydin, A.(2013). March: book one. Marietta: Top Shelf Productions. p. 126.

March: book one covers topics of the early civil rights movement in the southern United States, including the nonviolent philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. 150 more words

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New York - Then and Now: Compare and Contrast #CCSS Lesson Idea

I believe in the power of bundling the CCSS Anchor Standards so I was quite happy to purchase this book at the New York Public Library while in New York for the #TCRWP Writing and Reading Institutes. 659 more words

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2015 Rebecca Caudill Roundup: Chuck Close Face Book

I, like many others, am always on the lookout for non-series informational texts that will interest and engage students. And I have found just that in this week’s Roundup title. 284 more words


A splash of red

Bryant, J. (2013). A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 40.

This book focuses not just on the life of Horace Pippin but also the art that he became famous for. 326 more words

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