It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week This week I am celebrating the Frog and Toad love! These girls are getting everyone in our class excited about reading Frog and Toad titles! The power of a reading community!
For our #classroombookaday, The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School led the way. Who wouldn’t want hair like this?
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.
On the blog:
Monday by Numbers for a Slice of Life
For Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: One Day on our Blue Planet . . . in the Antarctic
Books I enjoyed:
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
Simply the perfect mentor text for poetry writing. Enough said.
The Night Gardener by the Fan brothers
This is just a wow title. It has so much of what I love in a picture book – some surprises, a intergenerational connection, a sense of wonder, lots of creativity . . . Divine.
I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien
What a wonderful title to communicate all of the confusion and nervous feelings of a student new to a classroom community from another country.
Listen to Our World written by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet’s illustrations are as usual, beautiful. Lyrical, poetic, repetitive text showcasing different animal habitats. Page orientation changes making this a wonderful read aloud.
One Day on our Blue Planet . . . In the Antarctic by Ella Bailey
I featured this lovely little book this week for nonfiction picture book Wednesday.
Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Liniers
What a fantastic Toon tale! ideal for Writer’s Workshop!
When I am Happiest by Rose Lagercrantz and Eva Eriksson
The third young novel in this series. Exploring friendship, family and strong emotions.
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 14/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 107/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 12/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 16/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 13/50 books read
Up next? I am almost finished Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Our family read aloud is Pax by Sara Pennypacker