martedì, febbraio 16, 2016

OUT THIS WEEK!

Sherlock Holmes: Crime Alleys

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of the saddest non original stories of Sherlock Holmes I have ever read. Good plot and illustrations, looking forward to read others.

Una delle piú tristi storie non originali di Sherlock Holmes che io abbia mai letto. Buona trama e bei disegni, spero di poterne leggere altre.

THANKS TO EDELWEISS AND DARK HORSE BOOKS FOR THE PREVIEW!

Reading Reconsidered: A Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction in the Common Core EraReading Reconsidered: A Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction in the Common Core Era by Doug Lemov
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was really hard to understand, mostly because I'm not a literature teacher at any level, and I'm not even English mother tongue. Anyway what I understood was really interesting and this book really shows how to improve your teaching skills using books, as it says: "...we’ve looked at the different ways teachers can implement four “Core of the Core” ideas in the classroom. By having students read harder texts, close read rigorously to establish and analyze meaning, read lots of nonfiction, and write in direct response to written works, teachers can go a long way toward ensuring their students’ preparation for and success in college. Still, in and of themselves, those four ideas do not a competent and successful reader make. There are other important and often foundational skills necessary to success in reading.
In this second part of the book, we’ll look at those pieces essential to rigorous and thorough reading instruction. We’ll focus on a combination of fundamentals—things like increasing vocabulary or sharpening expressive reading skills—and the process of developing positive habits and systems to make classrooms more effective and efficient in supporting student success. Fortunately, these essentials also offer deep synergies with the ideas in the first part of the book. " cit.

THANKS TO SMITH PUBLICITY FOR THE PREVIEW!

The African Equation

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another good book by Yasmina Khadra, this time we don't dwell with Muslims but with African pirates and kidnappers. The story of Kurt doesn't take a long span of time but it's so dense that it seems a bigger book than 300 pages more or less. The complications of a marriage life, the need to help, the delusion of knowing our spouse so well to remain astonish when something incredible happens. All this topics and more in this novel that gives a lot of food for thoughts.

Un altro bel libro di Yasmina Khadra, ma stavolta non abbiamo a che fare con i mussulmani, quanto piuttosto con i pirati somali, guerriglieri e rapitori. La storia di questo libro non prende tanto tempo ma é cosí densa che non sembra di aver letto solo 300 pagine (piú o meno). Le complicazioni della vita matrimoniale, il bisogno di aiutare chi ne ha bisogno, l'illusione di conoscere il nostro coniuge cosí bene che quando succede l'incredibile non riusciamo ad accettarlo. Tutti questi argomenti e molti di piú in questo libro che offre veramente molti spunti di riflessione.

THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND GALLIC BOOK FOR THE PREVIEW!

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