District Language Arts Coordinator Raves about The Bargfrosh Boy: Multiple Layers of Meaning, Appropriately Complex, Great Mentor Text & Compares it to Dr. Seuss Stories!
We are tickled to share this incredible review from Kerin Mcclure, the Instructional Coordinator of Language Arts in St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado. Kerin is a graduate of Stanford University and once upon a time elementary school teacher. She writes: "Teachers receiving The Bargfrosh Boy book are a lucky bunch! One thing that really struck me (besides just being totally delighted by the story) was what a beautiful example this is of a complex text that is accessible to students. In this phase of implementing the CCSS/CAS [Common Core State Standards/Colorado Academic Standards], we are working hard to make sure that our students are exposed to text that is appropriately complex for the grade level. With its multiple layers of meaning, use of playful language and characters that are seemingly simple, but provide depth, this [The Bargfrosh Boy Book] is a great mentor text for students of any age! I can't wait to start using it as a model text with teachers. The fact that it will be engaging for our boy readers is icing on the cake. It also reminded me of the way Dr. Seuss weaves in those big human truths in stories like Horton and the Lorax.
Anyway, just my thoughts :-)"
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N. Nader is of Lebanese heritage and has lived in Accra, Beirut, Hamburg, and London before settling in Colorado where she and her husband are raising their four children. As an English teacher, with a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, N. Nader is deeply interested in developing high interest engaging books for young children. In addition to writing children’s books, N. Nader spends time writing poetry.