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Every Thing on It

by Shel Silverstein

A spider lives inside my headWho weaves a strange and wondrous webOf silken threads and silver stringsTo catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smilesAnd specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and clingFor years...

A spider lives inside my headWho weaves a strange and wondrous webOf silken threads and silver stringsTo catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smilesAnd specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and clingFor years and years and years . . .

Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.

What's that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come on in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein bend your brain and open your heart.

Suggested by BookMentors Team

Hardcover - 208 pages - $19.99
ISBN: 0061998168 (ISBN13: 9780061998164)
Published Sep 20, 2011 by HarperCollins
First published 2011

requested by

Ms. Moshtagh (Math Teacher & Freshman Advisory Lead)

at East Palo Alto Academy, East Palo Alto, CA

Here since Jan 20, 2016

Books received - 18

As a teacher and advisor to EPA students, I'm one of the only adults in their lives who pushes them to succeed. My advisees often refer to me as their "school mom," and I strive to fulfill that role in many ways, including providing them with the materials necessary for them to learn and grow. As a math teacher, I teach using many manipulatives and tangible, real-world concepts to promote critical, creative, and analytic thinking skills; I want to foster a love for learning, which is something that many students lose during high school, especially when they have little-to-no support at home.

the class

Class of 2019 Advisory class; many of my students are not proficient readers, and don't have much access to quality books within their reading levels. My class...

Class of 2019 Advisory class; many of my students are not proficient readers, and don't have much access to quality books within their reading levels. My class has a HUGE personality, which can be wonderful at times, and at others, a major challenge for me. I've witnessed each of my advisees demonstrate that they are capable of greatness, but they often don't trust their own abilities, and often fall behind. Whenever they are able to invest in some content or assignment, they are able to see themselves the way I see them, and begin to believe that they can continue to achieve more and more.

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