DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOK ☆ Sahara Special - by Esmé Raji Codell

Sahara Special By Esmé Raji Codell, Sahara Special Esme Raji Codell Aug , Sahara Special Esme Raji Codell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade again Although she won t be Sahara Special any special needs, that is Sahara Special by Esm Raji Codell Mar , Sahara Special is a good example of fiction and realistic fiction because a lot of things that happen in the book can happen in real life Middle School readers will realate to this because they know what the character is going through Overall this book is a very pasonite book for all middle schoolers. Sahara Special by Esm Raji Codell The other is the book Sahara is secretly writing, her Heart Wrenching Life Story and Amazing Adventures The latest chapter in her book unfolds when her mother insists that she be taken out of special ed So Sahara is facing fifth grade in the regular classroom, again. Sahara Special by Esm Raji Codell, Paperback Barnes Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade again Although she won t be Sahara Special any special needs, that is , she doesn t expect this year to be any better than last year Fifth grade is going to be different, though, because Sahara s class is getting a new teacher Miss Pointy. Sahara Special Book Review Common Sense Media Sep , Sahara is one of those children who doesn t say much but who thinks a lot, and who notices everything Her sometimes caustic observations are penetrating, and her writing talent is powerful, as revealed in a climax as satisfying as the end of Sahara Special Summary SuperSummary Sahara Special Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high quality study guides that feature detailedchapter summaries and analysisof major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics This one page guideincludes a plot summary and brief analysisof Sahara Special by Esm Raji Codell.

  • Title: Sahara Special
  • Author: Esmé Raji Codell
  • ISBN: 9780786816118
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade again Although she won t be Sahara Special any special needs, that is , she doesn t expect this year to be any better than last year Fifth grade is going to be different, though, because Sahara s class is getting a new teacher Miss Pointy From her eggplant colored lipstick to the strange subjects she teaches, like PuzzlingSahara Jones is going into fifth grade again Although she won t be Sahara Special any special needs, that is , she doesn t expect this year to be any better than last year Fifth grade is going to be different, though, because Sahara s class is getting a new teacher Miss Pointy From her eggplant colored lipstick to the strange subjects she teaches, like Puzzling and Time Travel, she is like no other teacher Sahara has ever known With Miss Pointy s help, Sahara just might find a way to redefine special for herself.The latest chapter in her book unfolds when her mother insists that she be taken out of special Ed So Sahara is facing fifth grade in the regular classroom, again But why even try to do the work, Sahara wonders, if everything just winds up in the counselor s file Enter Miss Pointy, the new fifth grade teacher With her eggplant colored lipstick, and strange subjects such as Puzzling and Time Travel, she s like no other teacher Sahara has ever known Through Miss Pointy s unusual teaching, storytelling, and quiet support, Sahara finds the courage to overcome her fears and prove which file shows her true self.
    Sahara Special Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade again Although she won t be Sahara Special any special needs that is she doesn t expect this year to be any better than last year Fifth grade is going to be d

    One thought on “Sahara Special”

    1. Esme Codell tells a pasonite story of a young girl as a writer A young girl who is put in special needs, but who is a true writer on the inside, expresses herself as a true writer as she goes through fifth grade again Sahara Special is a good example of fiction and realistic fiction because a lot of things that happen in the book can happen in real life Middle School readers will realate to this because they know what the character is going through Overall this book is a very pasonite book for a [...]

    2. Sahara is going through the fifth grade again Her mother elected to have her repeat the fifth grade instead of staying in special services in sixth grade, and Sahara is worried What if her teacher doesn t like her, or thinks that she s stupid Everything changes the day Miss Pointy walks into the room Wild, eclectic, and tons of fun, she encourages her students to be whatever and whoever they want to be especially Sahara Maybe Sahara can fulfill her dream of becoming a writer, with Miss Pointy s [...]

    3. Disclaimer I am NOT a Codell fanI found her memoir irritating to the max That said, Mrs Pointy is Esme, in all her glory Flaunting rules, being rude for effect, flamboyant beyond belief I see this book as Codell s love letter to herself and her unconventional know it all attitude about education Did I mention, I m not a fan That rant aside, Miss Pointy is exactly what Sahara needs at this moment in her lifewhat Darrell needs too She shakes up the typical school environment, she forces kids to th [...]

    4. I loved this book As I finished I felt I had just been hugged, or snuggled into a fluffy blanket as I stared at snow gently falling I felt content Maybe 3 4 of the way through there is a delightful story told by Miss Pointy that I want to retell it was so entrancing and heart warming It is later now and I can still feel it holding my heart

    5. I respect Esme Raji Codell She is a fabulous teacher and writer Sahara Special was a sweet story about how a hardworking, creative, witty, and innovative teacher can bring the best out in her students It reminded me of Esme s autobiographical story Diary of a Teacher s First Year, and while I thought there were parts of that autobiography that were cocky , power to her if she could extract the quality work from her students that she did In the novel, Sahara Special, Sahara was in special pull o [...]

    6. Well the protagonist in this book is Sahara This book mostly takes place at Sahara s school The antagonist is not a person but it is Sahara s beleif Sahara beleives that she need special ed class mostly because her mother thinks that she need it to hide the fact that Sahara is just a lazy girl.Like on page one, Sahara s mother argues with her teachers to be in a special ed class Sahara does need this class, it will be the only way that she would pass Sahara s teachers beleive in Sahara so they d [...]

    7. This is a chapter book for elementary age students It is lacking in entertainment value and in realism I have really been striking out lately with my picks, and I feel sorry that I ve felt compelled to give so many low ratings.

    8. OHHHH If only every child could be blessed with a Miss Pointy at least once in their lifetime This is the story of a diverse Chicago 5th grade class and their witty, caring, but unconventional teacher, Madame Poitier She generously passionately shares her love of stories, but importantly, she helps each child discover his her unique talents These children s lives are not ideal broken families, non English speaking parents, learning difficulties, and behavioral emotional issues What I liked best [...]

    9. I want to be happy about how it deals with the social repercussions of being labeled special needs and the complexities of the Venn diagram that is smart and good at school, but also this book is basically Freedom Writers for kids and I don t need that in my life.

    10. I was not really impressed with this as a children s book The book could probably be easily adapted to a YA or adult genre, but as a children or tween book there was just too much swearing and disrespect to be redeemed by the feel good parts and ending.

    11. We read this one aloud, my girls and me Loved it This author is really good at explaining a kid s world We want to be in Ms Pointy s class

    12. I should begin by saying that this is a hesitant three stars Two felt too harsh, but I can t say I m overly thrilled with it, either What is it about this book that has me in knots Maybe, perhaps, it s the overall attitude of Miss Pointy Looking at the reception of her memoir, Miss Pointy is obviously Codell While there s no denying her character manages to make huge breakthroughs and supports her students in exemplary ways, there s this stick it to The Man sentiment that s almost cloying.What e [...]

    13. Realistic Fiction Awards IRA Children s and Young Adult s Book Award for Intermediate Fiction Appropriate Grade Level 3 5Summary Sahara Special tells the story of a young girl named Sahara who has to repeat the fifth grade Previously in a special ed program, Sahara has a chance at a fresh start in a general ed classroom Sahara has virtually no work to show for herself on her file, and she has no intention to add to it in the upcoming school year When Sahara meets her new fifth grade teacher, Mrs [...]

    14. Sahara Special Not The Desert, The Girl Sahara s life is about to change, she just doesn t know it The book Sahara Special, by Esme Raji, is realistic fiction because the events that occur in it could easily occurs in someone s real life and the characters are very well portrayed Sahara Special is about a girl named Sahara and her journey through her second time in fifth grade The book takes place in modern day Chicago, Illinois The main characters are Sahara, Miss Pointy, Darrell, Rachel, and S [...]

    15. Being a retired teacher I can relate to this book on many levels, though outwardly I was the polar opposite of Miss Pointy But I do know how difficult it is for kids who do not fit in to succeed in a typical educational environment I do appreciate how the author allowed the teacher to see her students through different eyes and the results she was able to achieve by doing so The characters were engaging and the dialogue was both humorous and blunt.

    16. We enjoyed the audio version of this unique book together as a family My 9 and 11 year old daughters loved it, but I think my wife and I enjoyed it Codell is a powerful writer, and the story manages to be both intricate and complex and exceedingly simple, all at the same time I can t relate to Sahara on any level when it comes to shared life experiences, but I could relate to her as a richly developed and complicated protagonist.Worth a read or a listen

    17. Sahara Special is a nice book to read Sahara has so many relationships it s crazy Crazy complicated There are so many characters in this book For instance, Darrell, Paris, Luz, Miss Pointy, Mrs Jones mom , Kiarre, Cordelia, Rachel, Dominique, and Rapheal There are so many character but what can you expect from a class Great book Shreya

    18. This book makes me want to be a better teacher It is so true that there is always so much going on underneath the surface Not just for students, but all people This book shows compassion and love for everyone I loved it.

    19. I didn t like this book as much as I liked the companion text Vive La Paris but I did appreciate the teacher who saw Sahara in a positive light and tried to bring out her best It was an interesting struggle through the book.

    20. Sahara is like many kids we encounter daily Although she may be special she still possess normality within her indiviadual talent I would recommend this book to students so they can see things through someone elses eyes Great book that was hard to put down.

    21. I wish teachers were still given the leeway that Mrs Pointy is given, but sadly her portrayal is completely unrealistic in today s hyper standardized school setting Battle of the Books, 2017.

    22. What a refreshing read I read it in one day while sitting up north.Sahara Special is a beautiful story about a shy introverted 5th grade girl who was placed back into mainstream class after being held back after a year of special ed She has amazing dreams and aspirations of becoming a writer, is inherently creative but is too shy to even raise her hand, let alone speak in class.Along comes Mrs Pointy, whose unusual teaching, storytelling, and quiet support help Sahara find the courage to overcom [...]

    23. Sahara may be struggling in school, but she is not dumb After some letters she wrote privately to her father are found by her teacher, Sahara is started on special classes out in the hallway This is where she gets her new embarrassing nickname Sahara Special , and the start of a rough fifth grade school year ensues After being held back, Sahara is surprised to see that this new year, still in the fifth grade, she has a brand new teacher, Ms Poitier who all the kids call Ms Pointy Ms Pointy teach [...]

    24. I adored this book Thank you, Esme Raji Codell, for writing it Beautiful.Sahara Special shines of Esme through and through I first encountered Codell when I read Educating Esme, her memoir of her first year teaching, and loved her sassy teacher attitude Esme is a teacher like no other, as is Miss Pointy, the fabulous teacher in this novel Sahara Special is the story of 5th grade repeat Sahara Jones, labeled special ed after her father left her 2 3 years prior to the novel s beginning, after whic [...]

    25. SUMMARY Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell is about a young girl, Sahara, who is held back in the fifth grade because she does not do her work and does not want to be in the Special Needs class However, this year there is a new fifth grade teacher, Miss Pointy Using journals, Miss Pointy helps all of the children come out of their shells, including Sahara, giving them all a year to remember CRITIQUE The book Sahara Special fits under its genre, realistic fiction, because it could happen to a chi [...]

    26. Sahara s dad was gone and never coming back She was heartbroken over her parent s divorce, so she started to act out in school, resulting in the creation of her infamous file No longer doing any school work, Sahara started to meet with a special need s teacher for individualized attention Sahara s mom felt she was smart enough, so she convinced the principal to treat Sahara like any other student, therefore she should be held back and taken out of the Special Ed classes Now, Sahara was repeating [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *