A Note Slipped Under the Door

This book invites preservice and inservice teachers, staff developers - anyone who wants to make a lasting place for poetry in their own and their students' lives - into many of these same primary through middle school classrooms for an up ...


Author: Nick Flynn

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015053749175

Category: Education

Page: 241

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"WHATEVER SHIRLEY OR NICK TELL YOU-BELIEVE THEM." - Naomi Shihab Nye How do we read a poem? What can we teach from a poem we love? How can we name what poets do in order to inform our writing, our teaching? In their staff development work with teachers, Nick Flynn and Shirley McPhillips have often encountered these and similar questions. This book invites preservice and inservice teachers, staff developers - anyone who wants to make a lasting place for poetry in their own and their students' lives - into many of these same primary through middle school classrooms for an up-close look at several thoughtful, rigorous, poetry inquiries. Each chapter begins with a mentor poem as the centerpiece for discussion, followed by a short narrative of ways the authors view their world through that chapter's particular poetic "lens." The authors then walk the reader into a classroom writer's workshop where, through vignettes, conversations, and carefully designed mini-lessons, that chapter's key element of poetic practice is being studied over time. Other aspects that will help teachers in designing and conducting inquiry around mentor poems include:mini-lessons that take students through an inquiry from launch to in-depth extensions;illustrations of student writing samples in the "try it" stages, successive drafts, and crafted poems;words, stories, and examples of best-loved poets that inspire and instruct us in our own thinking and teaching;appendixes that include various types of book lists, charts, conference transcripts, and additional poems. A Note Slipped Under the Door will show how you might help your student writers let the poems they love teach them what they need to know, and build a writing life that includes finding and crafting their own.

One Hundred Choice Selections

( Reads it . A bank note slipped under door . ) What ! ( Holding it up . ) A ten -
dollar bill marked “ Bessie's little present ! ” Well ! this is becoming sensible . ( A
second bank note under door . ) And still another . And marked “ Bessie's own .


Author: Phineas Garrett


ISBN: WISC:89007464613

Category: Readers


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The Speaker s Garland

( Reads it . A bank note slipped under door . ) What ! ( Holding it up . ) A ten -
dollar bill marked “ Bessie ' s little present ! ” Well ! this is becoming sensible . ( A
second bank note under door . ) And still another . And marked " Bessie ' s own .


Author: P. Garrett


ISBN: UOM:39015054505147



View: 361

One Hundred Choice Selections in Poetry and Prose

A bank note slipped under door . ) What ! ( Holding it up . ) A ten - dollar bill
marked “ Bessie's little present ! ” Well ! this is becoming sensible . ( A second
bank note under door . ) And still another . And marked " Bessie's own . ” That's
from the ...




ISBN: PSU:000052899140

Category: Recitations


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A Dying Note

The note had been slipped under the door leading to the living quarters. Jamie knew better than to slide a missive addressed to Carmella under the shop's ...


Author: Ann Parker

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781464209826

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 239

Best of the West 2019 - 1st Place in Mystery by True West Magazine 2018 - CIPA EVVY Winner for Mystery/Crime/Detective 2018 - CIPA EVVY 2nd Place for Historical Fiction It's autumn of 1881, and Inez Stannert, still the co-owner of Leadville, Colorado's Silver Queen saloon, is settled in San Francisco with her young ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez has turned her business talents to managing a music store, hoping to eventually become an equal partner in the enterprise with the store's owner, a celebrated local violinist. Inez's carefully constructed life for herself and Antonia threatens to tumble about her ears when the badly beaten body of a young musician washes up on the filthy banks of San Francisco's Mission Creek canal. Inez and Antonia become entangled in the mystery of his death when the musician turns out to have ties to Leadville, ties that threaten to expose Inez's notorious past. And they aren't the only ones searching for answers. Wolter Roeland de Bruijn, "finder of the lost," has also been tasked with ferreting out the perpetrators and dispensing justice in its most final form. Leadville's leading madam Frisco Flo, an unwilling visitor to the city with a Leadville millionaire, is on the hook as well, having injudiciously financed the young musician's journey to San Francisco in the first place. Time grows short as Inez and the others uncover long-hidden secrets and unsettled scores. With lives and reputations on the line, the tempo rises until the investigation's final, dying note.


He did not answer my knock , but I heard him moving around , and a moment
later he slipped a note under the door . It was typewritten : HÉLÈNE , I AM




ISBN: PSU:000053742254

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 384

View: 537

Beyond Even the Stars

I awake to find a slim note slipped under my door. It is from Patricia. She writes that she has arrived too, is in the next room, and would like very much ...


Author: Kevin A. Codd

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532641916

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 238

Kevin A. Codd’s previous book, To the Field of Stars, has been hailed as a contemporary classic of pilgrim literature and introduced a fresh voice to the world of both travel and spiritual writing. In Beyond Even the Stars, the reader is invited to join this peripatetic American priest as he takes up the Way to Compostela, this time in Leuven, Belgium, and follows it south through much of France. His vivid descriptions of the natural world and the people he meets along the way are delightful, just as his profound reflections on life and death, love and faith, God and grace, are inspiring.

Strange Weather

They were the ones who first saw Andropov's note slipped under the door, and they decided to spring upon you without ever discussing their plan with me.


Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473221208

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 278

Four short novels from the author of THE FIREMAN and HORNS, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our modern society. One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under cover. 'Rain' explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers. In 'Loaded' a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it... 'Snapshot, 1988' tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories... And in 'Aloft' a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.

The Contestant A Gripping Thriller

For the past three weeks he had stayed in his apartment with the door ... It wasn't until he found the note slipped under the door that he thought the ...


Author: C.J. Lea

Publisher: Catherine Lea


Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 266

A Widow s Guilty Secret

It had obviously been slipped under the front door. Had Nick written her a second note before leaving? The moment she picked up the note and looked at it, ...


Author: Marie Ferrarella

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460300930

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 209

"Watch over my baby." As the mother of a newborn, Suzy Burris is accustomed to sleepless nights. But tonight, she's waiting up for her husband, Peter, to tell him she wants a divorce. Instead, she learns he's been murdered. And the sexy detective who's just delivered the shocking news is asking questions indicating she's a suspect. When Detective Nick Jeffries left Houston for the sleepy town of Vengeance, Texas, he hoped to leave behind the city's grisly homicides. The latest triple murder to hit his desk nixes that idea. Being attracted to the widow of one of the victims is the last thing he needs. But when Suzy and her baby are threatened, he'll risk all to keep them from a killer's crosshairs….

The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

I slipped into the house and witnessed his handiwork. ... I suggested to her, by meansof an anonymous note slipped under her door, that she contact you for ...


Author: Gerard Kelly

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781780920719

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 554

This compilation, comprising a Baker's (street) Dozen of his adventures, re-creates the gas-lit, fog-enshrouded world of Victorian London as once more Sherlock Holmes urges - Come, Watson, the game is afoot!

The Contract

It wasn't until he found the note slipped under the door that he thought the nightmare was coming to an end. It read: “I know what you're going through.


Author: C.J. Lea

Publisher: Brakelight Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 18

View: 698

She wants her husband gone. The hit man she's hired is just the man to make that happen...or is he? From the minute he walks in the place, she has her reservations. Maybe she should have waited. Maybe she should have paid the other guy. Now it's too late and her husband is the last of her problems. Now there's only one way out. The Contract--It's time to rewrite the small print. A Quick Read short story crime thriller.


DJ awoke to someone banging on his room door and shouting. ... The note that had been slipped under the door of his new apartment simply said, ...


Author: George Davidson Greenly Jr.

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458211866

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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Between the Fourth and Fifth Crusades there occurred a lesser known but important Crusade. The Albigensian Crusade, launched in 1209, was mounted to eliminate the “heretical” Christian Cathars of Occitania in the south of what is now modern-day France. It was a decades-long struggle to extirpate both the Cathars and the independence of southern France. Prior to the fall of Montsegur, the last bastion of the Cathars, on the 12th of March 1244, legend has it that Cathar “treasure” was spirited away from Montsegur. Was it gold, religious artifacts, or perhaps ancient documents of great significance to the Catholic Church? The physical efforts required in surreptitiously removing “treasure” from Montsegur, the mountain top fortress, during a siege by the Pope’s army, dictates documents! Questions scream from the corridors of time: What documents prompted a Crusade of Christians against Christians? Who wrote them? What revelations do they contain? What happened to them? And, why and by what means is the Roman Church now attempting to find the parchments? How and why does the trail lead from the Middle East to the Languedoc region of France, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to Oxford University in Great Britain, and finally to Rome where the documents are found in the Vatican’s secret archives and translated. Executions of crimes including murder are revealed. Plans for additional murders are revealed and foiled. A plan to stop the probable distribution of the translated documents, if carried out successfully, will change everything.

The Lonely Polygamist A Novel

had found the note slipped under the door of the airstream and read it six or seven times before he nudged shut the door with the heel of his boot.


Author: Brady Udall

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080935

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 139

A New York Times bestseller: "Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans." —San Francisco Chronicle Golden Richards, husband to four wives, father to twenty-eight children, is having the mother of all midlife crises. His construction business is failing, his family has grown into an overpopulated mini-dukedom beset with insurrection and rivalry, and he is done in with grief: due to the accidental death of a daughter and the stillbirth of a son, he has come to doubt the capacity of his own heart. Brady Udall, one of our finest American fiction writers, tells a tragicomic story of a deeply faithful man who, crippled by grief and the demands of work and family, becomes entangled in an affair that threatens to destroy his family’s future. Like John Irving and Richard Yates, Udall creates characters that engage us to the fullest as they grapple with the nature of need, love, and belonging. Beautifully written, keenly observed, and ultimately redemptive, The Lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an American family—with its inevitable dysfunctionality, heartbreak, and comedy—pushed to its outer limits.

Round Robin

... on the fourth morning, having just dropped a coin in her wishing well, asking for forgiveness as she did daily, when a note was slipped under the door.


Author: Joseph Flynn

Publisher: Stray Dog Press Inc

ISBN: 9780983031239

Category: Fiction


View: 658

American Sherlock

A new ransom note, slipped under the door of the archbishop's residence overnight, promised that the priest was still alive—for now.


Author: Kate Winkler Dawson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785787065

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 750

‘Kate Winkler Dawson is an unbelievable crime historian and such a talented storyteller.’ Karen Kilgariff, cohost of the My Favorite Murder podcast ‘Heinrich changed criminal investigations forever, and anyone fascinated by the myriad detective series and TV shows about forensics will want to read [this].’ The Washington Post ‘An entertaining, absorbing combination of biography and true crime.’ Kirkus ‘Kate Winkler Dawson has researched both her subject and his cases so meticulously that her reconstructions and descriptions made me feel part of the action rather than just a reader and bystander. She has brought to life Edward Oscar Heinrich's character, determination, and skill so vividly that one is left bemused that this man is so little known to most of us.’ Patricia Wiltshire, author of Traces and The Nature of Life and Death Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities – beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners and hundreds of books – sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least 2,000 cases in his 40-year career. Known as the ‘American Sherlock Holmes’, Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of the greatest – and first – forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock is a true-crime account capturing the life of the man who spearheaded the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools, including blood-spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence.

Everyday Matters

But there I was , trying to read the last chapter of a mystery novel , when I saw a
note being slipped under the door . ( Do you have any idea how compelling a
note slipped under a door is ? ) The note said : Mom , can I go over to Rob ' s
house ...


Author: Marie Clapper

Publisher: Pack-O-Fun Incorporated

ISBN: 0965204103

Category: Humor

Page: 190

View: 633

Devil s Dance

Finally, one morning, I found a note slipped under the door. A letter with shaky words written on it that said Gabriel had a daughter, a girl named Suzon, ...


Author: Gis_le Pineau

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803287844

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 854

The story of one woman's tragic life, including the death of her sister, her frantic sexual conquests in an attempt to quell her loneliness, and how she finally finds love, and the answers she has been seeking.

Ink Sigil

“There's a sealed note slipped under the door here,” he called eventually. “I'll bring it over. Don't move now, ol' man. Wouldnae want tae get yer mustache ...


Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356515229

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 156

'A NEW, ACTION-PACKED, ENCHANTINGLY FUN SERIES' Booklist From New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne comes the start of a hugely entertaining new series set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles - about an eccentric master of magic solving an uncanny mystery in Scotland . . . Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails - and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae. But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. As his personal life crumbles around him, he devotes his life to his work, all the while trying to crack the secret of his curse. But when his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective - while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al. Investigating his apprentice's death will take him through Scotland's magical underworld, and he'll need the help of a mischievous hobgoblin if he's to survive. Packed to the brim with mystery, magic and mayhem, Ink & Sigil is perfect for fans of Rivers of London and Rotherweird. Praise for Ink & Sigil: 'You are in for a great treat. Ink and Sigil is great escape reading, and I loved every word' Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse books 'Will transport you right in the Scottish realm of fey and fairies . . . The magic is both familiar and new, believable and extraordinary' Charlie Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician 'Vividly blends Kevin Hearne's unique take on urban fantasy with the grit of Scottish magic' Adam Christopher, author of Empire State 'Ink & Sigil is filled to the brim with the Hearne-anigans we've all grown to love. Fans of ribald humor, literary puns and the odd hobgoblin will be enchanted by this paranormal mystery' Jaye Wells, author of the Prospero's War series


Sitting in her room, Ingrid was wondering about dinner when she saw a note slipped under her door. Opening it, she found it was from two men staying at the ...


Author: Charlotte Chandler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471105838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 115

Ingrid Bergman was one of the biggest and most glamorous stars in Hollywood. She had starred in several now-classic films: Casablanca, Spellbound, Notorious, Gaslight; and her co-stars included such icons as Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and Gregory Peck. Already a movie star in her native Sweden, Ingrid Bergman became an instant sensation in Hollywood and the number one box-office star in the world. But the most dramatic event in her life took place off the screen when she made a film in Italy and began a passionate affair with her director, Roberto Rossellini. The scandal that followed left her exiled from America, ostracized from Hollywood, vilified by the press and separated from her young daughter. In the words of those who were involved, Chandler describes Bergman's life before, during and after the scandal. Among those Chandler spoke with were Alfred Hitchcock, George Cukor, Cary Grant and Greta Garbo. She also spoke with Roberto Rossellini, their twin daughters, Isabella and Isotta Ingrid, Rossellini's son Renzo, Ingrid's daughter Pia Lindstrom and others who knew Ingrid well. This extraordinary access makes INGRID: A PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY the most perceptive and revealing book ever written about the charismatic Hollywood legend.