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review 2018-02-20 06:49
You Can Be Anything You Want To Be!
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

AR:

3.5

Grade Level: 

Prek-4

Summary:

Have you ever had anyone tell you that you couldn't be something because of your race, gender, etc? Yeah? Well Grace can relate. This book is all about how Grace chooses to take on the role of achieving her goals, despite what her peers have to say about it. No matter what, YOU CAN be anything and everything you would like to be!

Idea:

I absolutely love this book! It teaches so much about character and diverisity! A fun activity that I would allow students to participate in is acting out the book. This way, they can literally put their foot in someone else's shoes!

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review 2018-02-15 17:33
The Lottery Winner
The Lottery Winner: Alvirah And Willy Stories - Mary Higgins Clark

This is a series of short stories about a working class couple that won the New York State Lottery and became millionaires. They are a cute couple and definitely good for a few laughs. Alvirah is pretty sharp and is good at solving mysteries. 

This book was okay but nothing exciting.

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review 2018-02-15 17:21
Weep No More, My Lady
Weep No More, My Lady - Mary Higgins Clark

I enjoyed this story even though I knew who the murderer was from page 48 or a little before. MHC attempted to make all the main people seem guilty at different times but I always went back to the same person. The whole time I hoped I´d be wrong but no. It was still an interesting story and I´m glad I finally read it. 

Leila, a famous actress is found dead after she had begun to unravel and had been drinking heavily. Everyone knew something was wrong and her last performance in a play was very bad. Many people believed she could have committed suicide by intentionally falling off the balcony of her apartment until a witness claimed to have seen her fiance push her. Her sister, Elizabeth, was shocked and didn´t want to believe it but she heard him yelling at her sister over the phone just before she died. The witness said she saw him push her over 1 minute after her sister hung up the call. One week before the trial was to begin Elizabeth got an invitation to the spa owned by their friend. She didn´t want to go but decided to go so she could talk to her sister´s secretary who had something important to tell her. After her sister died her secretary went to work at the spa and she thought she knew why Leila was so upset just before she died. Shortly after she arrived at the spa Elizabeth realized it was a mistake to go and she better watch her back.

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review 2018-02-14 02:52
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

Harry Potter, the boy who lived! What can I NOT say about this book? I grew up alongside Harry Potter. I remember the first time I was introduced to Harry was the fifth grade. My teacher was not so friendly, so when she read the text aloud, I always tuned her out. However, when I finally got my hands on a copy, my world changed. I stayed up late reading. I woke up early to read. I missed birthday parties, movies, softball practice, etc. just to spend time with Harry. I related to Harry so easily. He was an outcast and a little socially awkward. I envied his magical powers and enchanted castle. I would love to allow my students to partner read this text or listen to the audiobook. I think I would challenge them to create a Quidditch field, and have them measure the dimensions of their creations. I love the idea of allowing them to create their own Hogwarts house, assigning a mascot, and writing about the attributes that a young witch or wizard would need to be assigned to that house!

 

Lexile - 880L

Guided Reading - V

DRA - 50 

AR - 5.5

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review 2018-02-10 19:30
Zäh wie Gummi
Thomas & Mary - Marty Parks

Wo soll ich anfangen? Eigentlich dachte ich, das wird ein Buch mit Tiefenpsychologie. Mit Vorwürfen, Anschuldigungen und Selbsterkenntnissen. 

"Thomas&Mary"ist ein Roman über eine Ehe, die schon am Ende ist. Es gibt aber kein Geschirrgewerfe oder Aufgestampfe. Das stört mich auch nicht. Was mich aber nervt ist das Selbstmitleid, hauptsächlich von Thomas, der der Erzähler ist. Natürlich ist bei einer Trennung auch Selbstmitleid dabei. Aber da ist doch noch so viel mehr. Es ist ein ziemlich oberflächlicher Roman, der mir durchgehend ein gereiztes "ooaahrr" hervorlockte. Vielleicht war ja auch das das Ziel...vielleicht aber auch nicht

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