Monday, September 14, 2015
It's Monday! What are you reading? 9-14-15
It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.
On my teaching blog last week I shared some of my favorite links worth talking about and I celebrated my students' willingness to put in the hard work.
I have been so unproductive with my reading this week that I almost pondered not writing an "It's Monday!" post for today. But, alas, I can't quit you, It's Monday What are You Reading. :)
Picture books I read last week:
Old King Cole by Iza Trapani
Feeding the Flying Fanellis: And Other Poems from a Circus Chef by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Cosei Kawa
Falling in Love with Close Reading by Christopher Lehman & Kate Roberts
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
Still reading with my ears:
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
This book is definitely a page-turner -- or whatever the audiobook equivalent of a page-turner is. A wear down the battery of your smartphone-er. ;) This is one of those books though I'm going to caution you to read before you put in your classroom library. It's got some graphic content, and while that content is needed to give context to the protagonist's story, it's one of those things you need to decide for yourself if it's age-appropriate for your classroom/school library. I'm going to suggest that the ideal age for readers of this book is 11th and 12th graders.