Here we are with another chance to share wonderful books with each other thanks to Jen and Kellee over at Teach Mentor Texts and Sheila over at Book Journey who both sponsor this great meme each week for young adult/children and adult respectively!
Really liked all of the above, but The Lions of Little Rock captured my heart! Bystander was a great read although Griffin made me MAD!!!
FINALLY I was able to read Pathways. Underlined like crazy. Will reread and reread and reread and…..with highlighters, sticky notes, etc. It does a fabulous job of EXPLAINING the common core standards for reading/language/writing. It was also nice that it really confirmed my decision to implement reading and writing workshop in my classroom next year!!!! 🙂 It seems to be the only way to go! Especially with the reading.
It was interesting to find out that the famous “text to self” connection strategy needs to be thrown out the window! No more personal responses or straying from the text.
I need to reread and talk about it with others because it almost seems that quite a few of the reading strategies that have been so popular in recent years might not be as important anymore. Does anyone have any thoughts on this???
What are you reading?