11.10 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #TheSwap

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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The Swap

This was hard to put down. I polished it off Saturday night and had fun talking about it with my 6th grader.

There are definitely some mature, adolescent issues broached in The Swap—some that might make the reader blush in a read-aloud—but nothing really inappropriate. In fact, it’s a great conversation-starter. Hockey and soccer players will enjoy this, too.

It was great to see this swap turn out the way it did, with both characters learning valuable lessons and getting the best of the other’s personality. They help each other through tough family and social situations.

I’m looking forward to finding out how my students are enjoying it—three young ladies have bought it on their own.

Overview from Barnes and Noble

This smart and funny twist on Freaky Friday is perfect for fans of Wendy Mass, Jerry Spinelli, and Jon Scieszka.
With one random wish, Jack and Ellie are living life in each other’s shoes. He’s her. And she’s him. ELLIE assumed popular guys didn’t worry about body image, being perfect, or talking to girls, but acting like you’re cool with everything is tougher than it looks.JACK thought girls had it easy—no fights with bullies, no demanding dads, no power plays—but facing mean girls at sleepovers and getting grilled about your period is way harder than taking a hit to the face at sports practice.
Now they’re dealing with each other’s middle school dramas—locker room teasing, cliques, video game battles, bra shopping, and a slew of hilariously awkward moments—until theyhopefully switch back! Told in both Jack’s and Ellie’s voices, The Swap offers a fresh and honest take on tween friendship, all while exploring more serious themes of family, loss, empathy, and what it really means to be yourself. And as Jon Scieszka says, it’s “seriously, truly, fearlessly funny!”

How many books have my students read? What are they reading?

Check back throughout the day to see students update the Padlet with their BookSelfies.

Period 1&2

12 Books


Period 5&6

11  Books


Period 9&10

11 books

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…

Let’s have a look back to check for parent comments.

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5901796My daughter is reading this for her 7th grade ELA class. I’m tagging along on her journey. I know I saw the movie ages ago—but I can’t remember if I ever read the whole book.
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David Etkin

2 thoughts on “11.10 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #TheSwap

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