5.23.16 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #BOOKED

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{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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I started Booked on Friday night and finished it Sunday morning. It was delightful and hard to stop. Alexander has mastered the art of writing in verse and puts his skills to good use here.

This time instead of basketball (The Crossover), Alexander uses soccer as the vehicle for the story. This time, conflict is about the relationship problems between his mom and and how they affect Nick Hall. Yes, there is a girl. But there certainly isn’t as much soccer in this book as there was basketball in the other. Perhaps Alexander doesn’t have as much experience or feel for this sport—just a guess. Clearly, Nick loves soccer, but the playing of it seems to take a back seat to the rest of the story.

I appreciate how Alexander uses a story about a kid who hates to learn the new words his dad is teaching him… to TEACH US new and fun vocabulary. How else would we know: sweven, farrow, onomatophobia… and much more. There are also a bunch of books mentioned, many of them novels in verse. One of my favorites is Out of the Dust. Another is All the Broken Pieces. Watsons Go To Birmingham also gets mentioned. 


If you liked The Crossover, you owe it to yourself to check out Booked.


Did you catch my Mr
EtkinSHMS Instagram posts
this past week?
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 How many books did students in each class read?





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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Tap the book!

Saving Red
ARC–To be born on 10/18
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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
School of the Dead
Never Missing, Never Found
This is the Part Where You Laugh

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