When Jim Wooldridge (Sr. Wooly) asked me to review his new graphic novel, I JUMPED at the chance!! You can't blame me for not resisting a sneak peek of what he calls "...the best story I've ever created in any medium. ", right? So I was over the moon when the book landed in my mailbox.
But does it hold up to the hype? Is it really that good?
Yeah. It is.
A young girl has nightmares about her...la Dentista. And at school the folklore continues as the world remembers the incident...so long ago...well,...
This year I read El capibara con botas by Mira Canion in my Spanish 1 class. We started this book on roughly our 8th day of every-other-day of block scheduling classes. Which means in a typical HS schedule, this was about Day 12. I can't stress how impressed I am that Mira was able to write a
book that is comprehensible this early in the year. There are very few books that would be approachable this early in the year. The only other one I know of is Pobre Ana by Blaine Ray.
In today's edition of thank goodness people are generous, I bring you the best new idea I didn't think of, and basically didn't understand until I saw it in action: Running Dictation.
To give credit where it is due, I have to thank Martina Bex, who got it from Michele Whaley, who got it from Jason Fritze.
What is running dictation? A great activity for my energetic and squirrely freshmen in Spanish 1, although clearly would be great at any level (I can't wait to try this with my 4's next...