Chapter 1 Summary (pp 11-25): In Chapter 1, Simaran Sethi begins with her experience tasting a new wine at Camino Restaurant in Oakland, California. The waitperson introduced her Trousseau Gris and she discusses her usual food preferences and food loyalty as it ties it to the average American diet. There is section … Continue reading Bread, Wine and Chocolate-The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love by Simran Sethi
Cheryl Lindo tweets as @teach46 KHS ELA 9 and US Humanities teacher, AYA/ELA NBCT recertified in 2011 How can social media help you address the Common Core Standards? Since we just created our classroom use Twitter accounts, I want to show my students what social media can do for their learning. I follow approximately 1,000 educators, authors, and … Continue reading What’s the Educational Value of Twitter?
Questions: If I had questions after reading my book, I could post them here and work on answering them. For example: Was the Smith Tower mentioned in my book related to the Space Needle of Seattle today? I looked this up and found that they were compared by height, Smith Tower was the tallest building … Continue reading Questions and/or Reflection
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Brown took 6 years to research and write this book. He provides 15 pages of notes to share his resources. These notes can serve as tool for other writers looking to make their work more accurate. I’ll point out a few of the things I noticed: In a … Continue reading Accuracy in The Boys in the Boat
Since this is an example for my students here are two options for blogging about quotes from the book. (Take excerpts from your book and use the ” marks above to create a block quote.) Select one option Option One: This quote from page 90 reminds me, that even though we elevate the multi-tasker, sometimes … Continue reading …Boat Quotes
When we read, most words mean what we have come to know through our reading and life histories. However in The Boys in the Boat, there are several words that have meanings that don’t mean what they usually do in my experience or are just unique to the sport. Shell— My first image is of … Continue reading Specialized Language from The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown told the story of the University of Washington rowing teams. Their arch rival is the University of California. Instead of just mentioning this, Brown introduces the Cal coach Ky Ebright, he had been a coxswain and was the opposite of the UW coach Al Ulbrickson, who had been a rower for the … Continue reading Bias or Balance in The Boys in the Boat?