Monday, June 24, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Now that it is summer I actually have time to read what I want to read so I decided to link up with Teacher Mentor Texts. Mainly I am trying to read books that are in my classroom library so that I will be able to recommend books to my students next year.

Children's Novels:

Last week I read Radiance by Alyson Noel.  This is a fantasy novel about a girl who is trying to find her place in afterlife.  I don't read very many fantasy novels so I read this just to be able to relate to those students who enjoy it.  Personally I wouldn't recommend this book to a friend, but I'm sure some kids would enjoy it.

I'm currently reading The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.  I must say this book is very entertaining.  For any student interested in comedy or adventure I would recommend this to them.

Books I want to read for me:

  How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster has been recommended to me by other teachers as an enjoyable read.  I would be curious to see how he says we should "read between the lines."

 Alex, Cross, Run has been on my read list for a while now.  James Patterson is one of my favorite authors so I hope to find some time soon to read his latest book.

What I recommend this week:

    The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller is by far my favorite professional read so far this year.  I am hosting a discussion on my blog this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.  If you are interesting in learning how to revamp your language arts classroom then read this book or just come join us for discussion!


  1. I've only heard good things about The Book Whisperer. That and Book Love are books I want to read. And How to Read Literature Like a Professor...

  2. Hmmm...I'm interested in the How to Read Literature Like a Professor book. I've never heard of it, but it sounds good. :) And, of course, I love the Book Whisperer. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Loved the Book Whisperer. Will have to get The Mostly True Adventures sounds really good.

  4. I haven't read Radiance, but my kids enjoy it. Happy reading this week. :)

    I just checked out your other post about classroom jobs--so clever. I will have to share about this with others. Thanks for sharing with all of us!


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