10.28 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #PaladinProphecy #FreakingOut

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

Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week & the titles we are currently reading.}


Interesting true tales from young people who dealt with sometimes-debilitating anxiety. I felt so bad for these writers. It gives me a new awareness of what some people deal with. I’ll keep my eyes open for these symptoms in people I know.
This was an intense, action-packed novel—the first in a series. It was lots of fun, with clever dialogue and surprises around every corner. If you’re looking for a tech-geek fueled sci-fi fantasy with mutant ghosts and kids with strange “powers”, then look no further. But be prepared to spend some extra time with Paladin: It weighs in at 539 pages.
From IndieBound:
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall ’12 Kids List
“Frost, co-creator of the cult classic series Twin Peaks, sure knows how to weave a complex flight of imagination. The Paladin Prophecy is chock full of twists, turns, back flips, and somersaults. The story of Will and his band of uncommonly talented friends — and just as frightfully talented enemies — tops the list of books I can’t wait to handsell this fall!”
— Ramona Wanlass, Square Books, Oxford, MS


Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents’ insistence, he’s made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he’s capable of–physical and mental feats that should be impossible–and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.

What were PARENTS reading last week? Let’s check it out... and here, too(Thank you, commenters, for contributing to our book awareness. Reading is not a “school thing”.)
[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
This past week, my A Class has read:
17 books
My B Class has read:
18 books
My C Class has read:
17 books
Let’s be honest, this week I’m most likely reading student projects. But when i have spare time, I’m psyched to start
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Before you see what the students are reading… what are you reading? Please leave a comment below and let us know—and show the students that reading isn’t just a “school” thing.

(For every parent who leaves a comment with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…)

[Check back at the end of the day to see the cool spinning pictures of what my students are reading.]

This week: a Break from SpinCam to try a Padlet!
Click the picture below—or scan the QR code—for the
A Class Padlet
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Click the picture below—or scan the QR code—for the
B Class Padlet

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Click the picture below—or scan the QR code—for the
C Class Padlet
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[If anyone else is using SpinCam or Padlet to show what your students are reading, I’d love to know about it and link to my Friday post. Thanks.]
David Etkin

8 thoughts on “10.28 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #PaladinProphecy #FreakingOut

  1. Pingback: 11.4 It’s Monday! What are you reading? | {Eat the Book}

  2. I am reading The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life. It’s an actual authorized biography, the only time he has given an author unprecedented access to his life as he has never written a memoir.

  3. I started reading Kingdom Keepers at the request of Jacob. He’s reading the 6th book now and he really thinks I will like them 🙂

  4. I am reading Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D. I am hoping to learn more about Sensory Processing Disorders and how I can help my students manage their sensory needs both in and out of school! Wish me luck!

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