Book Club Selection. Quotes: “The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.” “But choosing to lovingly care for her was like steering a plane into a mountain as gently as possible. The crash is imminent; it's how you spend your time on the way down that counts.” “He'd learned long ago: perfection isn't what families are all about.”
Entertaining nonfiction about 4 trail-blazing women spies during the Civil War...favorite nonfiction of 2014 so far! http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/books-to-read/truth-stranger-fiction-liar-temptress-soldier-spy-karen-abbott/
BOOK -TASTING and TEXT-TASTING: To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts. Students 1) hunt for author’s craft techniques 2) get exposure to multi-genre texts, and 3) discuss why they think authors use specific formats to deliver information. Secure multiple pages with rubber bands to create handy reference booklets that students will use throughout the year. #strugglingreaders (available at TpT)
Thanks to @SheReads BookClub I received a copy of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Molly, a troubled teen, uncovers an older woman, Vivan's, past while completing her community service hours. But this story is more unique because the background is the real life time in history when orphans were taken on trains to be distributed to new families. . . many times as indentured servants. I could not put this book down!