Saturday, January 31, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Reading is the pathway
From the dungeon
To the door.
Reading is the highway from
The shadow to the sun
Reading is the river
To your liberty
For all your life to come
Let the river run
Learn to read.
“Choose Your Freedom -- Learn to Read”
by Dr. Maya Angelou, 2002
As published in Rise and Read by Sandra L. Pinkney & Myles C. Pinkney, Scholastic, 2006.
Friday, January 9, 2015
pp 38-39, Raising Lifelong Learners, Calkins
- Stuart Little, by E.B. White
- The Dragonling, by Florence Koller
- Catwings and Catwings Return, by Ursula Le Guin
- Fantastic Mr. Fox and George's Marvelous Machine, by Roald Dahl
- The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
- Harry's Mad (and others), by Dick King-Smith
- Matthew and the Sea Singer, by Jill Patton Walsh
- Chocolate Fever, by Robert K. Smith
- A Lion to Guard Us, by Clyde Robert Bulla
- Owls in the Family, by Farley Mowat
- Stone Fox, by John R. Gardiner
Thursday, January 8, 2015
There Was a Child Went Forth
by Walt Whitman
There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he looked upon, that object he became.
And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain
part of the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years:
The early lilacs became part of this child....
And the apple-trees covered with blossoms, and the fruit
afterward, and wood-berries, and the commonest weeds by the road;
And the schoolmistress that passed on her way to the school....
The blow, the quick loud word, the tight bargain, the crafty lure,
The family usages, the language, the company, the furniture
--the yearning and swelling heart....
The doubts of day-time and the doubts of night-time--the
curious whether and how.
Whether that which appears is so, or is it all flashes and specks?
Men and women crowding fast in the streets--if they are
not flashes and specks, what are they?
These became part of that child who went forth every day,
and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.