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Hi, Koo!

Author/Illustrator: Jon J. Muth

Join Koo the panda and his young friends as they explore the wonders of the seasons through haiku! While I enjoy haiku personally anyhow, I enjoyed this children’s introduction much more than I expected. 120 more words

Book Review

SOLC 2014: Finding Gold in the Classroom

“The text awakens associations in the reader’s mind, and out of the mix, meaning is created.”

~ Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst ~

Like many of you, I have been working with my colleagues to teach students to read more closely and gather evidence to support their thinking. 883 more words


Picture Books Review Roundup

I think my reviews are getting shorter (click a cover and you can see for yourself). Even though Ama’s picture book collection is really stellar (it’s not surprising to me how few duds there have been… my grandma had great taste), it’s difficult to find something to write about every picture book I read without becoming really repetitive. 21 more words

Book Reviews

Haiku, Dogku and Hi, Koo!

Last night, I gave ML a choice.  Work on a poem for her school’s Poetry Celebration or clean her room.  She chose to clean her room.  362 more words

Picture Book

In Season

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each.

                                 -Henry David Thoreau…

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