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!

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