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Rhonda P has commented on (2) products.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie

Rhonda P, April 6, 2013

My students love this book! It has the reader enthralled right in the first chapter. Some of our students can relate in one way or another with Opal in that they are living in a single parent home. When I first read this book, I cried at the dog party part of the book. My son came up to me and asked me what was wrong, and I said, "This part of the book is so sad!" When a book causes the reader to feel emotions so strongly, then you have a winning book! In my classroom, we have a dog party at the end of the year after we finish reading the book. The students enjoy the whole works - the pickles, egg salad sandwiches, Litmus lozenges, etc. We even watch the movie during the party so that the students can compare and contrast it with the book. A must read for children of all ages!
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Mattie Spyglass and the 8 Magic Stones by Shoba Sreenivasan
Mattie Spyglass and the 8 Magic Stones

Rhonda P, March 31, 2013

Love books that have mystery and adventure as well as a lesson being taught! I read the author's interview on another blog and liked the part where she said, “Writer’s block is temporary and I believe a way of your creative forces saying, “take a break.” ” Great advice to share with my students as they are writing! Looking forward to reading this book and sharing it with my students!
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