12.8 It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Guess what today is!

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{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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Personal narratives, poetry, teacher books, and some To Kill a Mockingbird.

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

Enjoy the BookSelfies!

Period 1&2

12 Books

http://padlet.com/mretkinshms/12bookselfies

Period 5&6

20 Books

http://padlet.com/mretkinshms/56bookselfies

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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Thanks,
David Etkin

12.1 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Outsiders #Sisters

Guess what today is!

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{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 was a powerful book with an important theme: All people that look a certain way don’t fit a stereotype. All different kinds of people have many similarities.
I’m looking forward to watching the movie again.
Every time I say the name of this book I want to sing…
 My favorite part of this book is the way Telgemeier expertly flashed back to connected memories. The pages yellowed, and we suddenly were able to see why the event on the road trip was so important and how it was linked to the past. This is exactly the skill we were working on with the personal narratives.
What’s next, Mrs. T?
Here’s a fun pic of Raina from her Instagram account:
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How many books have my students read? What are they reading?

This week it’s back to the SpinCam. Click on the pictures below to see the sweet 360 degree pictures of my students and their book.

Period 1&2

18 Books

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Period 5&6

17  Books

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Period 9&10

17 books
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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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I’m finally meeting the Finch family.
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Thanks,
David Etkin

11.24 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #AllTheAnswers #FieldTrip

Guess what today is!

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{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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{Due out January 27, 2015.}
What if your pencil had all the answers? Would you ace every test? Would you know what your teachers were thinking? When Ava Anderson finds a scratched up pencil she doodles like she would with any other pencil. But when she writes a question in the margin of her math quiz, she hears a clear answer in a voice no one else seems to hear.
With the help of her friend Sophie, Ava figures out that the pencil will answer factual questions only – those with definite right or wrong answers – but won’t predict the future. Ava and Sophie discover all kinds of uses for the pencil, and Ava’s confidence grows with each answer. But it’s getting shorter with every sharpening, and when the pencil reveals a scary truth about Ava’s family, she realizes that sometimes the bravest people are the ones who live without all the answers…

I’ll try to add more thoughts about this book when it’s birthday approaches. I thought it was great.
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{ARC! This book will be born on August 4, 2015.}
It is the sequel to Gary and Jim Paulsen’s recent book..
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How many books have my students read? What are they reading?

This week it’s each student’s job to post his or her own BookSelfie to his or her class’s Padlet.

Period 1&2

9 Books

http://padlet.com/mretkinshms/12bookselfies

Period 5&6

11  Books

http://padlet.com/mretkinshms/56bookselfies

Period 9&10

8 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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ALMOST finished:
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courage
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Thanks,
David Etkin