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The Crooked Branch: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins (779kb/401p) #Kindle #PQBC #Bonus #Oct13 #FirstLines: "It all happened in one night. One wicked, godforsaken night in August, and they couldn't believe it. The way they took to their beds in the evening, and everything was grand and ordinary. Hungry, yes, but ordinary. They'd already been hungry for a year; they were getting by, hanging on for the coming crop."

The Crooked Branch by Jeanine Cummins - "the rare dual time period novel where both stories are equally strong and compelling"

Here's a mnemonic device to use with the close reading of informational text. It will help activate students' background knowledge, set purpose for reading, and help them make in-depth predictions.

Have you been wondering how to address the reading of complex informational texts? If so, then you must use the approach known as THIEVES! Use this mnemonic

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Twisted, haunting, and addictive. Good for anyone interested in crime or psychology.  @Sam McHardy Cummins

GMA Anchors’ Top 7 Favorite Summer Reading Books

Have you been wondering how to address the reading of complex informational texts? If so, then you must use the approach known as THIEVES!   Use this mnemonic device before a close read of informational text. It will help activate your students background knowledge and help them to make in depth predictions. It will help set a purpose before reading.   Have students work in groups answering the questions from the THIEVES chart and record them in the graphic organizer. This product is adapted…

Have you been wondering how to address the reading of complex informational texts? If so, then you must use the approach known as THIEVES! Use this mnemonic

I’ve decided to use the spring break as an opportunity to catch up on some long overdue reading – starting with ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck.  The theory explored in this book i…

Developing a growth mindset

From "Information Graphics" by Sandra Rendgen (via Brain Pickings) -- 'Two Mindsets,' Stanford, magazine article, Data Source: Carol Dweck: 'Mindset: The New Psychology of Success', Design: Nigel Holmes

THE CROOKED BRANCH by Jeanine Cummins (March 2013)...A story of two mothers—Majella, who has entered motherhood in modern-day New York, and her ancestor, Ginny Doyle, whose battles are more fundamental: she must keep her young family alive during Ireland’s Great Famine.

The Crooked Branch by Jeanine Cummins - "the rare dual time period novel where both stories are equally strong and compelling"

Mercury ( heavy metal toxin ) found in processed foods ...every American deserves to know this ...found in my blood stream :(

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dealing With Grief: Five Things NOT To Say And Five Things To Say In A Trauma Involving Children. Or any type of trauma for that matter.

Ginny turns in circles, looking for any trace of life, a single green leaf, a purple blossom, a breath of prayer.  But there is nothing, only the stench of death now, rising up from the soil, cling…

The challenge will run in the same way as it has over the last couple of years that we have hosted the challenge. The only thing that h.

Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8

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

Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere by Ravi Venkatesan HD2899 .V38 2013

"Conquering the Chaos : win in India, win everywhere" by Ravi Venkatesan

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