Our 2nd quarter novel.  Thematic Lens:  CHOICES   An exciting and well written novel about a 15-year-old who must leave Mexico and travel to the United States as an illegal immigrant to save his family.  Beautiful cultural references and surprising twists to the plot, it exciting enough to engage my low-motivated students but also touches the immigration issue that it provides a spring-board for discussion, research, debate and projects for my honors students. --It's my favorite book to use…

Our 2nd quarter novel. Thematic Lens: CHOICES An exciting and well written novel about a 15-year-old who must leave Mexico and travel to the United States as an illegal immigrant to save his family. Beautiful cultural references and surprising twists to the plot, it exciting enough to engage my low-motivated students but also touches the immigration issue that it provides a spring-board for discussion, research, debate and projects for my honors students. --It's my favorite book to use…

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother: Sonia Nazario: 9780385743280: Amazon.com: Books

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother: Sonia Nazario: 9780385743280: Amazon.com: Books

Alumni release children's book, Goodnight Boone | Appalachian Alumni Association | Appalachian State University

Alumni release children's book, Goodnight Boone | Appalachian Alumni Association | Appalachian State University

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez http://www.amazon.com/dp/0826317979/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_A0KMtb0WX1ZV4A24

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez http://www.amazon.com/dp/0826317979/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_A0KMtb0WX1ZV4A24

When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation - his family and everyone he has ever known - Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck. They have no common language, no common culture - but together they discover some remarkable things - like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea - and must try and forge a new kind of Nation.

When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation - his family and everyone he has ever known - Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck. They have no common language, no common culture - but together they discover some remarkable things - like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea - and must try and forge a new kind of Nation.

Why I Picked It Up: Sherry and I recently attended and presented at TCTELA in Houston.  While there, we were most excited about hearing Jeff Anderson and Mark Overmeyer present sessions on revision…

Why I Picked It Up: Sherry and I recently attended and presented at TCTELA in Houston. While there, we were most excited about hearing Jeff Anderson and Mark Overmeyer present sessions on revision…

Any teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of practice. This mindset is achieved by rigorously applying seven principles of the master teacher mindset to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students.

Any teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of practice. This mindset is achieved by rigorously applying seven principles of the master teacher mindset to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students.

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Hispanic in the United States by Lori Marie Carlson

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Hispanic in the United States by Lori Marie Carlson

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