4.30 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday

{Wherein we share what books we have read in the past week.}

&

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Wherein we share the titles we are currently reading.}

Ring-the-Bell Monday

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This week I read:

(This book is slated for release in October)

Ashen Winter is the sequel to Ashfall which I read over Easter Vacation. They are both fast-paced, thrilling reads. The author imagines what would happen if the super volcano which is under Yellowstone National Park (for real) erupted. After the explosions and ash, there could possibly be a prolonged winter. These books follow Alex through his journeys and adventures. It is a harrowing tale, not for the weak of stomach. Due to mature content, I would not recommend this for 6th graders. But I look forward to my students reading it when they get older.

How many books did my students complete? (This will be updated throughout the day)

Class A

| | | | | | | | = 8

Class B

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |  = 15

Class C:

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | = 20


[Check out the home of “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading”: Teach Mentor Texts — and the spin-off: Sharpreads]

This week, I am reading:

Code Name Verity

This book comes highly recommended. I’m having a bit of trouble getting into it, but based on the recommendations I’ve received, I’m going to push through the beginning.  Here is a review, if you’re interested.

What are the REST of you reading?

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4.23 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday

{Wherein we share what books we have read in the past week.}

&

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Wherein we share the titles we are currently reading.}

Ring-the-Bell Monday

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This week I read:

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How many books did my students complete? (This will be updated throughout the day)

Class A

10

Class B

17

Class C:

13

[Check out the home of “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading”: Teach Mentor Texts — and the spin-off: Sharpreads]

This week, I am reading:

{This is a read-aloud to my daughters.}

What are the REST of you reading?

4.16 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday

{Wherein we share what books we have read in the past week.}

&

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Wherein we share the titles we are currently reading.}

Ring-the-Bell Monday

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This week I read:

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How many books did my students complete?

Class A

24

Class B

25

Class C:

22

[Check out the home of “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading”: Teach Mentor Texts — and the spin-off: Sharpreads]

This week, I am reading:

{This is a read-aloud to my daughters.}

&

I’m almost finished listening to/reading

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What are the REST of you reading?

It’s Vacation–What are you reading?

Today, a mid-week vacation version of

[Check out the home of “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading”: Teach Mentor Texts — and the spin-off: Sharpreads]

this week I read:

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I plan on writing more about this book in a future post. I have some personal connections to the lives of these “trash kids”.

This week, I am reading:

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[See?]

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Since we had a long car ride down, my family spent some time listening to

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And my wife and I (while the girls watched movies) listened to some of

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I brought some additional books along. We’ll have to see how much time I’m aloud to read.

Sooooo…. What are YOU reading?

4.2 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday

{Wherein we share what books we have read in the past week.}

&

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Wherein we share the titles we are currently reading.}

Ring-the-Bell Monday

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This week I read:

How many books did my students complete?

Class A

15

Class B

11

Class C:

8

[Check out the home of “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading”: Teach Mentor Texts — and the spin-off: Sharpreads]

This week, I am reading:

{This is a read-aloud to my daughters.}

&

and I’m hoping to get to

What are the REST of you reading?

NCAA BookBrackets Final Showdown 2012

And now—the moment you’ve all been waiting for:


VS.


Conventional wisdom would favor Kentucky. And The Hunger Games is dominating at the box office.

And yet there is a still, small voice….

Hear it?

Connor…”

Or perhaps it’s, “Kentucky…. I have come to let you beat me for three quarters. And then I will require of you a fourth.”

I’m happy with either book claiming victory.