Sunday, October 12, 2014

Education is Power!!! Reading gives you unimaginable power!!! 

This is the story of Malala Yousafzai the 17 year old girl that won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest woman to ever win this magnificent award. She has stood up for girls' right to Education and was shot by the Taliban, but she continued to speak in favor of justice, peace and education.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We started reading "Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life", by James Patterson, in our Reading class, two weeks ago. 

This is the story of Rafe Khatchadorian, a very special kid, who is just starting sixth grade in the Hills Village Middle School. He is terrified about entering this new jail, as he refers to. He's afraid of the school bully, Miller, the Killer, and he totally hates all of his teachers. He doesn't have many friends and he just met the cutest girl on the first day of school, Jeanne Galleta, who doesn't even know he exists. Classic. Besides, he is going through a lot of problems at home, starting with the fact that his mom is about to marry the world's biggest slug, Carl, the Bear. 

Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct.

Welcome, dear first year students, parents, teachers and visitors around the world, to our special Reading Blog. Here I will post articles, videos and other interesting information related to the wonder of Books. I am a 22 year-old English teacher from Caracas, Venezuela.

To inaugurate this blog, I would love to share with you a video I found on TED. I highly recommend this webpage if you wish to listen to refreshing and inspiring talks about anything that calls your attention: education, art, technology, science, philosophy, economics, politics, sports, medicine, music and more.

This is the story of Lisa Bu, a Chinese woman who found a path of joy and realization through books. Has this ever happened to joy? Have you ever found peace and rejoicing in a book?