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Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
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Jun 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: family, helping-others, self-esteem

The relationship between the girl and her grandmother reminded me of my grandmother and I. My grandmother was such a smart and talented lady and taught me so much. She passed about 3 years ago and it was a very difficult time for me because we were so close. Also, the story reminded me of one of my students. For the past couple of years I have had one student in particular that has struggled with reading. It was a challenge to give her the motivation for her to see that she can read and she is smart. Today she is reading well and I will once again be her teacher for the upcoming school year. I enjoyed this book because it was based on true events and I could relate to it.

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Brandy Locchetta I enjoyed this book as well. I did feel like it was a longer book and I definitely would have to break it up if sharing it with a group of Pre-K children. However, I feel like it is probably a perfect book for Kindergarten and First grade as these are the children that are typically learning to read. As a child I found it incredibly easy to read so I can't identify with this little girl's struggle, but I know this could be such a confidence booster for a child who is struggling to read. The only other thing I would change about this book would be the use of the word "stupid".

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