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I Know Here by Laurel Croza
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May 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: read-alouds, picture-books, esl, canadian

Whenever I read a picture book, I always worry if the book will seem to juvenile for high schoolers. I think teens would enjoy this one as a read aloud. The illustrations are interesting. The people don't necessarily look attractive. I'd describe them more as weird looking :), which definitely adds interests to the book. I'm not saying the illustrations aren't gorgeous because they are, but they aren't bubbly and sesame street looking.

This book would be great to use to teach a student how to describe setting or to describe a memory. I originally chose it since it is about leaving one place for another and I figured ESL students could relate to that. I still think this would be a great model on how to write about a student's native country, the memories from that place, and how a place helps define a person.

Great book and Canadian! We could all learn a little more about Canada.

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Laura I liked your instructional ideas! I noticed that on the next to last page, Croza appeals to the senses (all of them except taste) as she describes her memories.

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