Franny’s Rescue is a beautiful children’s book complete with vibrant illustrations and educational resources for both parents and teachers, not to mention an exciting and heartfelt story. Franny is a scrappy little dog living on the streets, never knowing where her next meal will come from. She finds herself in all sorts of danger as she prowls the town in search of food and shelter: People, cars, other creatures! One day Franny finds herself in a situation she can’t handle on her own. Who will help her in her struggle to survive? At the end of the story the author (a 20-year reading teacher) has included a small nonfiction section describing the characteristics of the breeds featured in the story. This is also an excellent resource for the teaching or review of text features. There is also a section for parents describing activities they can do with their children to enhance reading skills. These activities can be used with any text. On the website, www.frannythedog.com, teachers can find lesson activities and instructional strategies to accompany Franny’s Rescue. The lessons are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Franny’s Rescue written by Crystal White is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at your local library. If it’s not available at your library, request it be added.
The parts of speech come magically alive as they participate in a colorful New York City Parade! Each presents and defines itself as it marches down the street and through a child’s imagination.
Parts of Speech Parade, New York City is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at your local library. If it’s not available at your library, request it be added.
How my friends saw me was much differently than how I saw myself. A great example was our Dawson Springs High School Senioritis book. I was considered “Most Talented.”
“Mark Adams, the artist of the class, will always be remembered for his devotion to his artwork and his great personality. Mark is always willing to lend a helping hand and an understanding shoulder to lean on in times of need. Even if he doesn’t completely understand or agree, he will listen and offer words of advice. As you can see, Mark has many friends, but the majority of his time is spent with his girlfriend.
On Saturday nights, they are often found in Madisonville watching a movie or cruising the mall in Mark’s “Silver Bullet.” Mark not only excels at his artwork, but he also does well in school. He has been a member of the Beta Club throughout high school. He is currently ranked eighth in the senior class and is also on the honor roll.
During his spare time, besides painting and drawing, Mark enjoys lifting weights, horseback riding, swimming, and watching late night TV. Among Mark’s many achievements, his most challenging was the three weeks during the summer of 1988 when he attended the Governor’s School for the Arts. This year Mark put his skills to use by winning first place in a national postcard contest. His paintings are often displayed at the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center.
Mark plans to attend Murray State University and major in Commercial Art. Maybe someday his dream will come true, and he will work at Walt Disney in Florida. The Class of ’89 has faith in his dreams to become a famous artist; therefore, we elected him as “Most Talented” in the Seniors’ Who’s Who. We hope that Mark will never forget us when he’s at the top, because we know that we’ll never forget him!”
—Anonymous Author, Written for Dawson Springs High School Senioritis 1989
Candace Ruffin is a native of East Cleveland, Ohio where, as a young girl, she first discovered her love of writing. After teaching in public schools for several years, she eventually decided to leave the classroom and pursue her passion for writing. Drawing on her personal and professional experiences with children, she was inspired to write stories for children of all ages to enjoy.
Candace Ruffin currently lives in Central Florida with her husband, two sons, and their pet rabbit, Smokey. Eli’s Balloon is her first picture book.