- Springville, Ut, U.S.A.
- member since July 23, 2007
I recommend "Bunny, My Honey" by Anita Jeram and "Where's My Teddy" by Jez Alborough. My kids loves these books... and we love reading them! I love so many of your books! I totally remember reading all the little monster books when I was a little girl... now I have to go find them at the library to read to my kids!! Too fun.
I see that you also like Ruth Heller's language/grammar books. I do too. I would get them to share with my second graders, but found that they were too advanced for them to understand and appreciate so I decided to get them just for me some I loved them so much!
She's also written some great science books that were very appropriate for my second graders. We all loved sharing them together.
Ruth Heller facinates me. She can is able to relay so many facts in such a beautiful way. Plus, the drawings in her books are great.
(I have tagged all the books of hers that I own under heller.)
I see from your shelves that you also like the Plimouth Plantation series. I always read them to my second grade students in November and then left them out for them to read and peruse. Did you know that there is one "narrated" by a Native American? It is titlled Tapenum's Day. If you go to my shelf and click on the tag Plimouth Plantation, you can see the five that I own. Someday, I want to go to the Living Museum. Want to take a field trip with me? ;-)
Thanks for the GOW advice. I've always wanted to do a socratic seminar, and I think I've got some valid instructions to finally feel confident in doing one. My big problem will be keeping my large mouth shut.
As far as GOW I've had different groups approach the novel from differing sides like transcendentalism, agrarianism, naturalism, etc...and then teach their point of view to the rest of the class, and that works well, but when they get to the ending they just FREAK out. Drives me crazy!
I posted a review of HP7 online. There's a contest for something. If you get a chance, please read it and (please, please) vote on it. Maybe I'll win an HP sticker or something!
I teach AP lit at a small school in Iowa (go Eagles!).
I also just finished Deathly Hallows.
I've had a lot of fun pouring my books onto my shelf and posting on the AP English Teachers group.
I noticed you have Grapes of Wrath on your shelf. Do you teach it to your APES, and if so, how do you approach it. I love the book, but it's the one my kids complain about the most!