January 2012 Issue
December 22, 2011


Source: NYSUT United

It's an honor

Donald Sobol's newest work, Encyclopedia Brown and The Case of The Carnival Crime, is dedicated to Richard Siegelman, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Teachers Association retiree. "I always had hundreds of the 20-plus books in this unsolved-mysteries series in my classroom for their value in getting my students to exercise and develop both their critical and creative thinking skills," Siegelman said.

In print

Jeffrey Pflaum, United Federation of Teachers retiree, wrote Motivating Teen and Preteen Readers: How Teachers and Parents Can Lead the Way. Based on years of classroom research and experimentation, Pflaum creates strategies to trigger the imaginations of adolescents, teachers, parents and school leaders. Visit www.amazon.com.

Cecile Cyrul Spector, UFT retiree, wrote Sounds Like Fun: Activities for Developing Phonological Awareness, Revised Edition and As Far As Words Go: Activities for Understanding Ambiguous Language and Humor. Both books are suitable for students from age nine through high school. Sounds Like Fun is full of creative and fun ways to teach phonological awareness and vocabulary. As Far As Words Go focuses on understanding ambiguous words, phrases and sentences. Both books are available at www.amazon.com.

Carmen Scoushe Rosa, UFT retiree, wrote Reflections on a Stone, a compilation of short stories. Through Feb. 14, Rosa is making several of her fiction books available as free pdf downloads at www.starrymind.com.

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