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Resiliency
Old 10-23-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Thank You, Mr Falker is a great story of resiliency. It is by Patricia Palocco. It is a longer well developed picture book about a young girl who can't wait to learn to read.Unfortunately she has great difficulty learning. Fellow students begin to make fun of her in class because she can not read well. Then in fifth grade she gets a teacher who realizes she is dyslexic. He helps her one on one until she can read more fluently. The best part of the story is at the end when you are told the young girl is the author of the book. She grew up to be a prolific children's author! She never gave up learning to be a good reader.

It would make a great introduction to her many picture books if you think your students can handle them. They are more challenging than your average picture books but she and her books makes a great author study.

The Trouble With Tuck is a short novel about a dog who goes blind. But Tuck does not let this disability stop him. He is a very resilient dog. This would be an inspiring story to share in reading or as a read aloud.
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