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Writing Celebrations are very important. They can be simple or elaborate, but kids need to celebrate what they have accomplished regularly. I often invite another class and any adults without classes at the time to come and listen to our stories. Once we had a “Slumber Party” writing celebration where the kids wore their PJs, we used old sheets to make tents out of the desks, and the kids read their stories to one another using flashlights. That was a lot of fun. Most of our celebrations are…

Writing Celebrations are very important. They can be simple or elaborate, but kids need to celebrate what they have accomplished regularly. I often invite another class and any adults without classes at the time to come and listen to our stories. Once we had a “Slumber Party” writing celebration where the kids wore their PJs, we used old sheets to make tents out of the desks, and the kids read their stories to one another using flashlights. That was a lot of fun. Most of our celebrations are…

Two or three things I know for sure

Two or three things I know for sure

The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0053ZKSEU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_i1lgvb157XA83

The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0053ZKSEU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_i1lgvb157XA83

Trash, Dorothy Allison. (I want to write like her so very badly)

Trash, Dorothy Allison. (I want to write like her so very badly)

Theatre for Community Conflict and Dialogue: The Hope is Vital Training Manual by Michael Rohd, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0325000026/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_RRaQqb1KN58CZ

Theatre for Community Conflict and Dialogue: The Hope is Vital Training Manual by Michael Rohd, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0325000026/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_RRaQqb1KN58CZ

And the Dark Sacred Night: A Novel - Julia Glass - Not fast-paced, but Glass is fantastic at getting into the heads of her characters.

And the Dark Sacred Night: A Novel - Julia Glass - Not fast-paced, but Glass is fantastic at getting into the heads of her characters.

Best New Books of November 2013 Photo 11. Not a big fan of Will Ferrell but my god Anchorman is funny

Let Me Off at the Top!

Best New Books of November 2013 Photo 11. Not a big fan of Will Ferrell but my god Anchorman is funny

The daughter of American Indian activists, Neva hasn’t seen or heard from her parents since they vanished a decade earlier, after planning an act of resistance that went terribly wrong. Discovering a long-overlooked clue to their disappearance, Neva follows their trail to Central America, leaving behind an uncaring husband, an estranged brother, and a life of lukewarm commitments.

The daughter of American Indian activists, Neva hasn’t seen or heard from her parents since they vanished a decade earlier, after planning an act of resistance that went terribly wrong. Discovering a long-overlooked clue to their disappearance, Neva follows their trail to Central America, leaving behind an uncaring husband, an estranged brother, and a life of lukewarm commitments.

Exile & Pride (South End Press Classics Edition): Disability, Queerness and Liberation

Exile & Pride (South End Press Classics Edition): Disability, Queerness and Liberation

Teaching to Transgress, by bell hooks. This will be a good companion to Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, I think. I like bell hooks but I've never read this one.

Teaching to Transgress, by bell hooks. This will be a good companion to Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, I think. I like bell hooks but I've never read this one.

Drowning in Fire: A Novel by Craig S. Womack

Drowning in Fire: A Novel by Craig S. Womack

#recomiendoleer De que hablamos cuando hablamos del amor, Raymond Carver. De esos libros que te cambian la vida.

#recomiendoleer De que hablamos cuando hablamos del amor, Raymond Carver. De esos libros que te cambian la vida.