Browsing articles in "Book Reviews"
May
26
2013

Classroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!

We love reviewing books here at Classroom talk, but this summer, we’d like to try something new: we want you (and your children) to be the reviewer.  Below are some suggestions to get you started, but we’d love to hear what you’re reading this summer and what you think of it. Post a comment with your …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerNot Your Average Summer Reading ListThe Apothecary by Maile [...]

May
12
2012

4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Dear Maggie Cary, I couldn’t take my eyes off the book! The characters are very interesting. I think that having Jack, Nina and Dee save Luna from dying with the help of his fairy sister,Lilly, and then having the fairies, Luna and Lily help Jack, Nina and Dee’s sister was very compassionate and adventurous. I also …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Apr
14
2012

Book Review: Teaching Comprehension With Nonfiction Read Alouds

  I am in the midst of a teaching unit on nonfiction and was thrilled to have this resource. If you’re a regular reader of classroomtalk.com you have had the opportunity to benefit from Dawn Little’s wealth of knowledge on literacy from her guest posts on this site. The author does a fantastic job of breaking down lessons into easy to …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerReading Aloud: “Kick It Up a Notch”

Mar
8
2012

Okay for Now By Gary D. Schmidt

Book Review: Hello!  StorySnoops.com  is here with another great selection for middle grade readers.   Here is the story: Fourteen-year-old Doug doesn’t have much going for him. He just moved to a new town, has no friends, and his older brother is a jerk. As Doug works hard to be more than the thug that people believe him to be, he finds an …Related Posts:BOOK REVIEW SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL CAVERNWonderstruck by Brian SelznickBook Review:Griff Carver [...]

Feb
18
2012

BOOK REVIEW SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL CAVERN

 Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Guest Post By Dawn Little Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is my first foray into middle grade reviews. Written by an educator, Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is a fun read about a brother and sister who find themselves in the middle of an adventure with fairies one summer.  When Nina finds a half drowned fairy clinging to …Related Posts:Okay for Now By Gary D. SchmidtTouch Blue a Review

Jan
11
2012

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

Book Review: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy   Hello!  StorySnoops.com is here with a fun book for middle grade kids of both genders.   Here is the story: The year is 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. It is there that fourteen-year-old Janie meets a strange and mysterious apothecary and his son Benjamin, a boy who stands up …Related Posts:Someday by Allison McGheeHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

Dec
31
2011

Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art by Justine Rowden

Guest Post by Dawn Little Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art is one of my favorite books to read with my children because I like the premise of the book.  As the author walked through the National Gallery of Art one day, she was inspired by the paintings she saw, and in …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Three Reasons to Memorize a PoemWonderstruck by Brian SelznickBook Review: Heist SocietyBook [...]

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