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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Polacco, Patricia (Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Thank You, Mr. Falker
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At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
Authors: Polacco, Patricia
Title: Thank you, Mr. Falker
Published: New York : Philomel Books, c1998.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Summary: At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
Local Note: 1 3
ISBN: 0399231668
Branch Call Number: E POL
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Polacco
Subject Headings: Reading Fiction. Teachers Fiction. Self-perception Fiction.
Topical Term: Reading
Teachers
Self-perception
LCCN: 97018685
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This wonderful book is a tribute to all teachers -- but especially those who notice and help students with learning disabilities. Thank you, Patricia Polacco, for opening this part of your past, and your heart, to your readers.

Oct 13, 2013
  • muffinpopcorn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very good book . Would reccommend it as it shows how an observant teacher can be so kind to help a student that was having difficulty reading and how he recognized the problem and got her the help she needed. No more embarrassment and ridicule from her peers ! A great story.

Oct 07, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Patricia Polacco's story of how she was unable to read until a fifth grade teacher noticed and got her the help she needed. A learning disability is implied but never named...a good tactic, I think. As a former reading teacher this one made me a little teary. Reading is so important, and the kids who struggle face such embarrassment. This was a great book.

I do recommend that parents and teachers allow their student to read this book. It was a very great book with a great lesson and moral to its story. This book teaches students to appreciate their teachers and rules that are set for them in life. This book also teaches students to push through no matter if they feel like they cannot do something. I think Mr. Falker is a great role model for teachers as well. He teaches or shows teachers how to encourage their students and keep them from giving up. He shows teachers how to motivate their students.

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This book is about a girl who wants to give up because she is frustrated that she is slower on reading and writing. Her teacher uses different techniques to teach and help her along the way. He does not give up on her and she soon learns to love, respect, and keep trying.

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"Honey is sweet and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it through the pages of a book."

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This book is read by the actress Jane Kaczmarek.

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