Summer is an ideal time to empower children to master control of their reading lives. By supplementing the reading lists that are sent home with time for the child to match his passions to his reading, we give a child the sense that he is curating his own reading life.
I knew I read the book, taking care with the stickies. I knew I kept it for longer than I should have. I remember distinctly that a little ocean water got on it when I read it on a boating trip. But I didn't recall any details about returning the book.
Summer is an ideal season for jolting your mind into action by expanding your reading horizons. There are plenty of entertaining choices for your reading pleasure, but the following titles are ones that I have enjoyed.
Abstract notions of insurmountable barbed wire fences and 'Gangs of Eight' obscure the importance of the individuals and activists on both sides of the border and all sides of the key issues. Two new books draw these local stories out in deeply interesting and well-researched ways.
If you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.
Studies consistently show that low income students lose more than two months of learning in mathematics and in reading over the summer. This is a tragedy for all of those students, and an enormous burden for teachers.
Though not lengthy literary masterpieces per se, these fashion-centric tomes offer a thorough look at an endlessly fascinating industry, serving up generous helpings of insider views while feeding our style-loving souls. Here, four of my tried-and-true favorites.