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Gracias, Sr. Falker
     

Gracias, Sr. Falker

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by Patricia Polacco
 

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Tricia struggles in elementary school because she has difficulty learning to read. Her classmates call her dumb, despite her many talents. Finally, in fifth grade she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes her problem and helps her succeed. Although dyslexia is never mentioned in the book, this story will provide great reassurance to children who struggle to

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Tricia struggles in elementary school because she has difficulty learning to read. Her classmates call her dumb, despite her many talents. Finally, in fifth grade she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes her problem and helps her succeed. Although dyslexia is never mentioned in the book, this story will provide great reassurance to children who struggle to overcome learning disabilities.

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Gr 2-4-Since Trisha comes from a home where everyone reads, she is expected to read too. In school she senses that all her classmates have begun to read. Things get worse when the other students start to make fun of her. Trisha seems doomed to failure until her fifth grade teacher, Senor Falker, takes her aside and promises to teach her to read. With the assistance of a reading specialist and lots of patience and love, he succeeds. The gift Senor Falker gives to Trisha is not only a love of reading but her dignity and self-esteem. All first-year teachers should read this inspirational book.
—Linda Shubert, Alief Ind. School District, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933032023
Publisher:
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
171,589
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

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Gracias, Sr. Falker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was moved by this book, having a daughter with special needs. It brought tears to my eyes. In her words, "It was awesome! The best book ever!" Very good explanation of how it feels to feel different in public schools. She knows, she lived it. Thank you Patricia.