I wanted to repond to what Cynthia said about immersing herself into literature. I have the same experience feeling that I am inside the book when I am reading. This is such a hard thing to teach to our students. So often I wish that they could feel at home in my classroom. This is such a difficult task. I always try to incorporate the luxuries of home such as plants good lighting, food and drinks. These basic things make my classroom home-like but it is a poor substitution. I feel like reading in a stiff chair in a classroom with too many other children is unnatural. I wish my students could feel the same emotions as I do, yet I feel like I am incapable of giving them the correct environment. Is this possible?