Summer Learning: Author Sara Zarr
Sara is one of my favorite YA authors-not only because her husband is an English teacher so they are quite the literary couple- but just because her books speak to my students who need to read about a protagonist with the same torrent of emotions as they have who have to struggle and make poor decisions to ultimately learn from their mistakes. Her characters are so REAL and her accurate portrayals come from her sparse yet lovely and sophisticated prose.
Plus, Sara is just a really awesome person who shares her own struggles as a writer on her blog (which I find quite impressive as she’s so humble, yet her books are so great!).
I think her video will really speak to your students about the need to learn words!
Do you too love Sara Zarr or have other favorite YA authors-please share!
Do you have relatives that are still mocking your use of vocabulary, even as an adult-feel free to vent here!
Common Core State Standards:
Language Standard 3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts.
Language Standard 5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meaning.
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