It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This photo is special to me because it is my students at 2:30 p.m. on the last day of school – doing what they do best – reading! (and eating twizzlers, a special treat from our Teacher Librarian, Ms. S)
Here are our favourite picture books (fiction edition) read aloud in the 2014/2015 school year – all of these made it into the favourite read aloud bin over the year.
Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.
I read a lot of books that I really wanted to share with this group of students this week so not much new reading.
But some lovely reads were new to me:
Float by Daniel Miyares
Wordless and wonderful. Themes of discovery, persistence, problem solving and creative thinking. And simply beautiful.
Worst in Show written by William Bee and illustrated by Kate Hindley
Super silly. I have a thing for monsters so I found this book quite amusing.
Soon written by Timothy Knapman and illustrated by Patrick Benson
Perfect for a story time with younger students. We love elephants in my classroom so this book is special.
Not my Girl written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
This was the fourth picture book dealing with residential school experiences that I read with my students. I am so grateful that books like this exist to enable us to talk about this time in history and its impact on Aboriginal children and families with school age children. We did incredibly rich writing with this book.
Jack by Liesl Shurtliff
We finished this book on the very last day of school. The best response, “This book was so perfect because it had more than one happy ending!” We loved how Jack tied to Rump in such unexpected ways. Another fantastic read aloud by Shurtliff! We can’t wait for Red!
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 30/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 224/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 12/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 47/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 23/50 books read
Up next? I am still reading Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley – and have this stack coming along with me for my week away – I may not get to all of them but hoping for at least 6 novels read!