My Teacher Rides a Harley: Enhancing K-5 Literacy through Songwriting

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Children's Literature
The title of this book is clever and enticing. After that, the book sounds one discordant page after another. The book reads like the author's own personal journal notes filled with "I messages." Starting with the introduction, the author states his dislikes and struggles in school, then progresses to his notes from a 101-writing workshop. Dulabaum believes children will be more enthusiastic about the writing process when they use familiar songs and rhythms and brainstorm new words. He includes many examples of songs with no acknowledgment of by whom or when the songs were written. There is no mention of quality writing, just enjoyment and entertainment of the writing process. The basic language and information in this book might interest the undergraduate education major just beginning to work with "piggybacking," but the book contains none of the cleverness and break from tradition that the title implies. The illustrations are the same quality as the book. The colorful cover illustration is a humorous, reflection of a song on the book's CD. Less than ten caricature pencil sketches are placed more as page fillers than as text enhancements. The illustrations are as disappointing in quality as the rest of the book. 2003, Maupin House Publishing, Ages Adult.
— Ellie Elzerman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929895567
  • Publisher: Maupin House Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 115
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    Wow what a book!!

    This book is great and the illustrations are sooo good! I think every one should own it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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