Archive for December, 2011

You Have to Stop This by Pseudonymous Bosch.

n this fifth and final (I swear!) book in my saga of secrets, a class trip to the local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly—and I don’t mean in the bored-to-death way—when Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to atone for this “crime” of vandalization, Cass and her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji go to work for the mummy exhibit’s curator, only to be blamed when the mummy disappears. To clear their names—and, they hope, to discover the Secret—the trio must solve the case of the missing mummy themselves.

In the midst of it all, there’s still a Secret lurking. Will it finally be revealed? Why should I tell you that?! No matter what I do, no amount of warning seems to stick. You’re still out there, reading and talking about the Secret, and now my life—and chocolate supply—is in the greatest danger yet! So please, with a cherry on top, I’m begging you! You have to stop this. From Goodreads.

Who is Pseudonymous Bosch?:

December 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Reading is Seeing by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm.

In this book you will find over 100 visualization strategies that help students build reading skills. They´re are for all types of texts: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, even picture books. These strategies will help to make a meaningful learning for your students.

Visit his webpage, to check some other titles.

December 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Pretty Little Liars Books by Sara Shepard.

In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can´t help but be bad…

Hanna Will stop at nothing to be Rosewood´s queen bee. Spencer´s digging up her family´s secrets. Emily can´t stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little too strongly to her mom.


For three long years, Ahnna Spencer, Aria, and Emily wondered what happened the night their best friend Alison disappeared. Now that all their questions have finally been answered, they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.

Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. Will the girls get everything they´ve ever wanted?

And one more book available at Encino Library:


December 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

3 more books of Lunch Lady by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are on a school field trip to a famous art museum. But while Lunch Lady is busy taking in all the culture, the kids have caught onto something strange—some of the artwork looks suspiciously fake! Now Dee, Hector, and Terrence are determined to get to the bottom of this conspiracy, but Lunch Lady is too awed to catch on.  Will she snap out of it and come to the rescue? Or will the Breakfast Bunch have to handle this operation alone? From Random House.

When the crime-fighting school lunch lady works as the cook at summer camp, she investigate the mystery of the legendary swamp monster. From Library of Congress Catalog.

This time Lunch lady investigates a suspicious author who visit the school to promote one of his books. Specially, when the gym-teacher suddenly disappears… it has something to do with him?

On March 27, 2012 will be the release of LL7: Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes and there will be live book talks every hour, from 10 a.m. EDT to 3 p.m. EST. You just need to be connected on this link.


December 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

Writing Sense: Integrated Reading and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners K-8 by Juli Kendall & Outey Khoun.

“Writing is all about making meaning”. Juli Kendall and Outey Khoun, know about this, they found  that by integrating writing and reading instruction their students become strong writers. Now, they are sharing it with you in this easy-to-use resource with practical strategies that will help your students to enrich writing proficiency.

Blogs & resources for Middle School can be found, here.

December 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

Why do you like to visit Encino Library?

Last month, I asked to CI students the question above, here are some of the answers:

“We like to come to the library because we like to know and discover more things about books and knowledge!”  Gregorio, Andrés, Bardo, Jerry, Diego & Daniel.

“…Because I love to read and at Encino Library there are a lot of books for me. Every time we are visiting the library, I´m just suddenly happy!” Andrea

“We like to visit the Encino Library because it is full of magical books. There are many different types of book genres. Also there is peace and everyone can read a book calmly, you can focus on your book.” Dany, Arantza, Isabella, Fernanda & Cecilia.

“We like to visit Encino Library because we like to know what books are new and read them. It is our favorite period!! Francisco, … & Ricky.

“We like to visit Encino Library because it is very calm, silent, and we can borrow books that we don´t have in our houses!” Barbra, Marina, Camila, Alanna & AnaJu.

Thank you everyone for your nice comments and book suggestions!!

Merry Christmas!

Ms. Adriana

December 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn Grades 1-6 by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O´Connor & Nancy Canavan Anderson.

This book, based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, shows teachers how they can become skillful facilitators for making classroom discussions around Math topics. The books is divided in four parts:

1. Five discussion strategies

2. What Do We Talk About?

3. Implementing Talk in the Classroom

4. Two extensive examples


December 14, 2011 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

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