Sunday, November 28, 2010

Georgia, My State -- Native Americans

From State Standards Publishing

Written to meet Georgia Performance Standards for 2nd grade

The set traces the development of the Creek and Cherokee tribes in Georgia.

AR levels 2.7 to 3.2 GRL levels J and K

Library Bound $16.95
Paperback $7.95

Friday, November 12, 2010

Poetry Friday: Madeleine L'Engle

For Poetry Friday, here's a favorite from Madeleine L'Engle. May your words, your works, your life, be a song savoured by many.

Instruments (1)
by Madeleine L'Engle

The sky is strung with glory.
Light threads from star to star
from sun to sun
a living harp.
I rejoice, I sing, I leap upwards to play.
The music is in light.
My fingers pluck the vibrant strings;
the notes pulse, throb, in exultant harmony;
I beat my wings against the strands
that reach across the galaxies
I play


It is not I who play
it is the music
the music plays itself
is played
plays me
small part of an innumerable
I am flung from note to note
impaled on melody
my wings are caught on throbbing filaments of light
the wild cords cut my pinions
my arms are outstretched
are bound by ropes of counterpoint
I am cross-eagled on the singing that is strung
from pulsing star
to flaming sun

I burn in a blaze of song.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rocks and Minerals of Georgia

Books for use with state history and science standards are often hard to find. National publishers tend to focus on topics they can market nationally. State Standards Publishing is working to fill that niche in Georgia.

The newest set in the Georgia, My State series is Rocks and Minerals, written by Samantha Sanford. AR levels are pending, but Lexile levels range from 560-600, so they should come in at solid third grade reading levels.

Books are available in library bound and paperback.

Titles include: