Sarah's Key

Interviews

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay--A historical fiction story within the real story. So sad.

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"happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book" YES. Simplicity "happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book" YES.

The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel

I want to read this before I have kids! The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

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Meeting your father's twin for the first time

bookshelves. = !

Bookshelf Envy: Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

Not sure how I feel about the baby-blue shelves. I guess I want bookshelves to be warm, dark, Oxford-y colors. But I love the chandelier and the use of space here. And the ladder.in a just world every library would have, and need, a ladder.

Many practical tips to improve your reading program. I recommend this book for all teachers to read in the summer for grades 4-12!  No complaints yet!

Professional Development & The Book Whisperer

Fishpond Australia, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Jeff Anderson (Foreword ) Donalyn Miller. Buy Books online: The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, ISBN Jeff Anderson (Foreword by) Donalyn Miller

curved bookcase

I love absolutely everything about this hallway--the curve, the built-in bookshelf, the cobalty/grey wall with bright white trim, and lastly, the dark hardwood floor. win all around!

Teaching students to respond to complex texts is a critical aspect of implementing the Common Core State Standards. When I use Notice and Note lessons in my professional development sessions, teachers invariably go deeper into long familiar texts. These strategies awaken our critical eye and direct us to explore text elements that we might otherwise ignore.

Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading: Kylene Beers, Robert E. Probst: A practical guide to close reading while honoring the reader's thinking.

10 Insanely Delicious Things You Shouldn't Miss in Paris

10 Insanely Delicious Things You Shouldn't Miss in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz: a great book for Francophiles seeking fun tidbits about living in France and becoming friends with the French. The recipes are a bonus.

An all seasons curriculum!

Developed by the Life Lab Science Program and revised to meet current science standards and educator needs, this bestselling teacher's manual features strategies for managing garden-based science instruction

Common core standard- Helpful book understand Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8: Sunday Cummins PhD, Camille Blachowicz

Common core standard- Helpful book understand Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades Sunday Cummins PhD, Camille Blachowicz

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