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The Last Child

This will be my last post about my book. Im really enjoying it. It keeps me on my toes and half the time I have no idea what is going to happen next. That is what I like about it. I am going to continue to read the book till the end. Then I may be ill do one last post to let you know what I really thought about it, but so far so good. As for pictures maybe ill make it look better if i decide to use it or my own class during my students teaching. As for the internet sometimes I’m just bad at it. I need to realize technology is taking over and I need to get with the program.

The Last Child

The book is getting good now. The little boy was swimming at the river and saw an accident or what he thought was an accident. A man fell from the bridge and his last word were I found the missing girl (his sister) and run. Then the little boy snatched by the guy that hit him. Im excited to see what happens next. Ill read it tonight and give you an update. I just wish i was able to read more at one time

The Last Child

So I am really trying to read this book but my attention span just wont let me. I really like it but I just cant read more than a chapter at a time. Last night I read another chapter and I am really excited to see what happens next because the boy is now on the first steps in going  to find his sister. This poor boy has been through so much. After his sister disappeared his dad left and his mom got mixed up in drugs and now he has to take care of her. There is a cop involved this whole time. It is the cop that tried to find his sister and failed.

I really wish I ould read more often I am really excited about reading this book. Any suggestions on how to read more than one chapter at a time.

The Last Child

So I finally got around to reading some of my book. It weird cause it has a lot to do with a child that just lost his twin and now he is going through a lot. I kind of tied it into the child abuse stuff we are doing in observation and prep for TPE report 5. I am curious to see how his adventure in finding his sister goes becasue as of right now I am only on what his life is like before yhe decides to go and find her.

The Last Child

So I finally picked my book and it is titled The Last Child by John Hart. I so far have only read the prologue but I am going to get right on it and I am going to have more to say about the book starting next week. Thanks for your patients.

Chapter 1

     This chapter helped give some insight into students and their literacy skills. I was interesting to me that teachers came up with the fact that they are not English teachers so why should they be teaching literacy. This should be something that should have been taught to the students before they entered their classroom.  When the chapter goes into text-book reading I found it interesting that teachers seemed to just give up on the students. They would just go over the text in class because they did not want the students to miss the main points of the reading. As discussed in the reading I do agree that this is just telling the students that they don’t have to read the text because the teacher will discuss it later in class. This therefore is aiding to the problem instead of helping it.

My favorite part of this chapter is when they discuss how we can help students become literate. The apprenticeship program where the teachers get together and go back and review their process where they make sence of  the text so that they can review that process and share it with the students. I also felt like it was an awesome idea to get the students involved and have them also take a look back on how they came about making sence of the text.