"Books may well be the only true magic." ~Alice Hoffman
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Liberal Studies from California State University Northridge Certified in Self-contained 1-8, ELAR 4-8, ELAR 8-12, Special Education EC-12, GT Supplemental, and ESL Supplemental
I have been a teacher for way too many years to print. I have loved to read most of my life, but it has been an acquired taste. I wasn't born a reader - it took years of encouragement and patience on the part of my teachers, but here I am! I love to write, too, and I spent a few years writing for school newspapers in high school and college. I love teaching, and I try to instill a love of books - particularly fiction - in my kids. Through a love of books, kids become so much more tolerant, understanding, and compassionate of others, and that is the ultimate goal. Through writing, and doing it well, kids become advocates for others as their imaginations blossom with new ideas for a better world, and what could be better than that?
I hope you'll visit my site often; I add new book recommendations all the time, so come back and see what there is to be had! Or drop me a line and let me know what you're reading right now! I'm always looking for my next read!
On this site you will find a list of great books to read, information about those books, and a school calendar. I will probably update the list of books more often than I'll update the calendar, but please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like information about what we're doing in class.
The best thing you can do is encourage your kids to read for pleasure. It's the best thing they can do!
Monday and Friday 8:00 AM, other days by appointment, except Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A place for book lovers of all ages. Find out about books you want to read, make lists of books you have read, want to read, and are reading.
Book recommendations galore!
Audiobooks used in the classroom. Your child has a username and password assigned for this site. They may add any books they want from the listening library.
All the reading passages and quizzes you could ever want. Great for reading practice. And insomnia.
No Red Ink
A grammar site where students can complete assignments online for ELAR. They need a username and password, but probably don't have one yet.
Another writing site to help kids with grammar and composition. They need a username and password for this one, too.