Only you know what titles will be most appealing to your students and which books might be problematic in your school community. I have compiled here a list of books that I believe can open up the world to middle and high school readers. That said, I have read every one of these books and believe the scenes and language contribute importantly to the authors' intent and message. Reading helps us be more fully human.
Creating lessons that invite students to engage with literature is one of my greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, poetry lessons too often progress something like this: A teacher reads aloud with feeling a poem she loves. Not a raised hand in sight. In no time, the bell rings. For a minute there I thought we were going to have to do something. Take a look at a lesson I designed in collaboration with The Poetry Foundation which I've found ends with a different outcome. While writing an educational column for the Los Angeles Times, I began writing books for teachers.
Drawing from my own experiences in the classroom, these books include practical ideas for helping students become readers and writers. One slim volume, Papers, Papers, Papers Heinemann suggests ways to handle the paper load.
- Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the al-hikmah al-arshiyyah (Routledge Sufi Series).
- Inspirations for Headstone Quotes and Epitaphs.
- English Idioms with Common Verbs.
See below for more detailed information or to obtain any of my publications. After working with students for many years, it is now my great pleasure to work with teachers. I have spoken at many conferences, provided multi-year professional development, and assisted schools and districts with curriculum development. For booking inquiries please email Michelle Flynn or go to my speaking page. Toggle navigation. Learn more. Reader My life as a reader When I was ten years old, I was in the car taking my mother to hospital to give birth to my youngest brother.
See the List. Teacher For the love of literature Creating lessons that invite students to engage with literature is one of my greatest pleasures. See the lesson. Speaker Working with Teachers After working with students for many years, it is now my great pleasure to work with teachers. For booking inquiries please email Michelle Flynn or go to my speaking page My speaking page. Carol, I was at your presentation today in Las Cruces, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I have been teaching long enough that I have seen a great many professional development workshops. Usually these are nice breaks in the day, but rarely do they provide even one thing that is actually useful in my classroom.
But you -- you were positive and persuasive, thoughtful and thorough. I left with energy, book suggestions, and ideas for lessons. I am ever so grateful, and wanted to let you know that you made a difference in the life of this teacher.
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When I grow up, I want to be you. Please extend our thank you to Carol today for coming and presenting to our coaches today. She was absolutely wonderful! The coaches raved about her and her "common sense" approach to the common core. It was such a treat to be able to hear her expertise and perspective on things like close reading, narrative writing, and the importance of informational text in our classrooms. Again, I can't say enough about how wonderful she was. Thank you again for providing us the opportunity.
It exceeded all expectations: Dear Carol, The evaluation forms say it all I am inspired beyond belief No more birdsong--only a deadpan atmosphere.
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Even the dogs looked depressed, huddled beside the front door. The cats were still on the other side Normally at this point in these missives, the story would lift. The stories always lift! And then there is a happy ending. But at this point, after last night's heavy rainfall--and still no cats this morning--the only way for that to happen would be, for once, to not end this histoire.
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I moved Pancho and Lily's bed outside. All their belongings are intact, inside. Brushing my teeth this morning, I stumbled over their jingle-bell ball. Reaching down to pick it up, I wondered where to put it. Comments and a Post Note: Thank you for your support. I really need it at this time. I apologize to cat lovers out there, whose hearts are as heavy as mine is this morning.
I didn't mean to let you down. From the moment these cats came into our care, I took their well-being to heart, giving Pancho and Lily all I could. If, as some of you may say, I am responsible for their demise by choosing to let them play outside, then I will have to live with this horror in my heart. Thanks for reading and responding to today's post, and for visiting our sponsors who help publish it:.
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