9.8 It’s Monday! What are you reading? The first share of the year

Guess what today is!


{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

& the titles we are currently reading.}

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

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This is a quick post of my summer reading.
Each book takes us on a vacation. Another place in the world, another life, another world altogether. It’s a chance to be someone else and to live a different life. Walking in another’s shoes can be interesting… scary… intimidating… hilarious. This is where I vacationed this summer; this is whose shoes I wore:
A cat being invaded by aliens—
A goat who thinks he is nothing compared to a unicorn—
Thinking about how we can help those in need without doing harm to them—
Katie, who just graduated from high school and moved to Uganda, Africa, and finds herself falling in love with the needy, beautiful children there—
Sasha Zaichik in Stalinist Russia—
Arcady, an orphan and enemy of the state—and darn good soccer player—in Stalinist Russia—
Ally, who can’t read and thinks she’s stupid—
Amira, a girl in Sudan who wants to get an education, but instead finds herself on the run from the Janjaweed—
Donn, a twelve-year-old who gets separated from his family while hiking in the mountains of Maine—
Charlie, who is visiting his father’s home town, when he finds himself out in the magic and muck of the sugarcane fields—
Steve Harmon, a New York City teen on trial for his involvement in a grocery store murder.
I’ve been a lot of places—and people—this summer. How about YOU?
Monday is our day to celebrate books that we have finished reading in the past week and get a look at the books you are currently reading.
On Monday, students get to ring the bell for every book they finished the previous week. This is a cool time of celebration and encouragement.
I also try to capture—in one form or another—the books that students are currently reading.
I’m thrilled to get this reading journey underway.

Parents are invited to participate in our journey as well.

For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

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9 thoughts on “9.8 It’s Monday! What are you reading? The first share of the year

  1. Pingback: 9.15 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #ListenSlowly + TomAngleberger | {Eat the Book}

  2. My daughter (Brianna Tipton) and I both loooove to read. Over the summer I read many books, including Mrs. Poe, The Storyteller, & When She Woke. Currently, I am reading City of Bones by Michael Connelly. Being a former English Major I am thrilled to see a love of reading blossoming in my own daughter. Brianna wants to read Wonder and The Hunger Games after she finished her current book.

    • I bet you’re doing a great job setting a reading example for Brianna. Thank you for that!

      WONDER is a fabulous book. I can’t wait for Brianna to read it. There is also a short sequel to it that is very good as well.

      I’m looking forward to seeing you on the blog frequently.

  3. Wow, these books look great. Kayla and I went to see the movie “If I Stay” this weekend, which is based on a book. We enjoyed the storyline and plan to read the sequel in the book series, “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman after she finishes reading “Divergent.”

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