It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week.
This week I have two. Both are all about reading engagement. These moments are everything when you are trying to grow readers.
I had to tweet about this book love shared above
The best book in the room is any book that is read 4 times in an afternoon by one happy reader pic.twitter.com/yCjfewp3ly
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) November 10, 2015
We read some fantastic titles this week for #classroombookaday. Enemy Pie was well loved. We are reading lots of books on relationships and friendships. My students have requested it. Next week we will begin to read previous Caldecott honor and medal winners in anticipation of our Mock Caldecott in December.
I also loved how one little reader chose the simple but powerful Say Hello.
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.
Here I am again on Monday! And I shared for #nfpb2015 on Wednesday! Getting back into the blogging groove has been wonderful!
On the blog:
Books I loved this week:
Fall Leaves written by Loretta Holland and illustrated by Elly MacKay
This is a wonderful nonfiction title about what happens all around us when it is fall. Stunning illustrations perfect for this title by Elly MacKay. Lots to inspire learning and questions with primary students.
Shadow Chasers by Elly MacKay
Again, these illustrations are incredible. I loved the premise of this title more than its execution.
Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild is written by Katie Cotton and illustrated by Stephen Walton. Virginia McKenna (from the Born Free Foundation) writes the forward
I shared this gorgeous book in my nonfiction post this week – see the link above. Perfect for a discussion about endangered animals and shrinking habitats.
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage written by Selina Alko and illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
I read this aloud at dinner tonight with my family and it prompted a lot of discussion about laws that have over time and in different countries prohibited marriage for various reasons. We loved the collaborative illustrations and the author’s note in the back which made us a little teary. Such an important read.
Poppy’s Best Paper written by Susan Eaddy and illustrated by Rosalinde Bennet
This was a suggestion from one of my favourite booksellers at Vancouver Kidsbooks. The perfect book to talk about Writing Workshop. Also perfect to explore friendships, peer relationships, jealousy, doing our best, etc. So many great themes.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
This is a rare adult read. It was pure escapism. Did I love it? Not really. But definitely held my attention and took my mind off of other things.
Up next? I am reading MosquitoLand by David Arnold
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 60/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 373/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 67/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 44/50 books read