It’s Monday-What Are You Reading? 4-14-14

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!

This is what has occupied my reading time for the last month or so:

Left Behind (Left Behind, #1)

The Left Behind series. This is the 1st one in the series. I’m on Book 5 now.

If you are looking for a wonderfully written book like what Jodi Picoult can do with words- this is not it.

If you are looking for a book that will lead you closer to Jesus- this is it. 🙂

What have you been reading lately???

 

It’s Monday- What Are You Reading? 1-20-14

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!

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I had a slow reading week because of school and running and a COLD!!! I’m finally feeling better! 🙂

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It’s Monday- What Are You Reading 1/6/13

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!

 

First of all, it’s been a looooong time since I’ve written one of these posts. September-WOW! How can I make sure that I do this each week?

Well, maybe I need to go ahead and set the outline post up in advance as a draft. That way I can just plug in the recent reads. Hmmm….I believe I might do that!

And how about these screenshots? Is this cheating? Because this was EASY PEASY!

None of these books below got less than 4 out of 5 stars from me. And have I told you lately that I adore YA?

And I love, love, love to read. So whenever I retire from teaching-THAT will be what I look into doing-something with wonderfully wondrous books.

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What have you read lately? Any books that you just couldn’t (or didn’t want to) put down??

It’s Monday-What Are You Reading? 9/23/13

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!

Here we go again. Last IMWAYR post was 9/2/13. Why in the world can I not do this on a weekly basis?????????? And I’m too tired tonight to go back and pull in ALL the books I’ve read since that post. 🙂

So here’s a link to my “read” page on goodreads. You know-if you have NOTHING else to do and are COMPLETELY bored out of your mind! 🙂

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4822574?shelf=read

Middle Grade Reads

How to Eat Fried WormsAll Alone in the Universe

Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)9454475

Kid Books

The Chalk Box Kid (Stepping Stone Books)

Adult Books

Cemetery Girl

Liked ALL of these books this week. And let me tell you, I did not want to put down Cemetery Girl at all!! It was so nice to read an adult book again. I’m trying to keep up with my 6th graders and their reading this year. Actually, I’m trying to beat them-especially one of them who is neck and neck with me right now. I’ve given them a challenge to read at least 40 books this year. Then I went a little further and challenged them to “beat the teacher” and read more books than me. Oh my word! Garrett is keeping me on my toes! 🙂

What have you read lately that you didn’t want to put down?

It’s Monday-What Are You Reading? 9/2/13

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!

I feel like I’m always saying this, but my last IMWAYR post was on 7/29/13!!! I’ve got to get better about this!

And with school starting on August 12 (teachers) I’ve just been so busy that I haven’t gotten in a lot of reading. Until last week. And then BAM! I’m back in the swing of things. Partially because I’m now trying to keep up with my 6th graders and what they are reading. 🙂

Middle Grade

The World According to HumphreyThe House on the Gulf

Coming Home (Heartland, #1)Shiloh (Shiloh, #1)The Landry News

Hard to pick a favorite from the middle grade books: LOVED Humphrey(the class pet who keeps a notebook and pencil in his cage so he can take the tests like the students!!)-Heartland had me CRYING!- Can’t wait to read the sequel to Shiloh.-The Landry News put a different spin on the elementary classroom setting that’s found in many books-The House on the Gulf was good but maybe not as good as I expected. 🙂

Young Adult

The Pull of GravityThe Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys #1)

LOVED both young adult books!!!!!!!

Professional

Write Like This

And of course-I loved my PD books. Always do. Always will.

What have you read lately that you think I might like???

It’s Monday-What Are You Reading 7/29/13

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!

 

I haven’t participated in this since 7/15/13 so these books are for the last 2 weeks!

Professional Books:

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every ChildWho Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age

The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical ReadersReading Ladders: Leading Students from Where They Are to Where We'd Like Them to Be

Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

Picture Books:

An Ordinary Toad's Extraordinary NightNight Is Coming

Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsThe Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween: A Safety Guide for Scaredies

Upper grade books:

SidekickedRump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Young adult books:

Cryer's CrossBefore I Die

Elementary books:

Skinnybones

Talk about some EXCELLENT and AWESOME books!

Yes, I was at the beach for 4 days so I was able to get lots of reading in there. 🙂

My reviews for all of these books are on my goodreads page which you can go to HERE.

I am CURRENTLY reading R5 in the Classroom and about to start Book Love.

R5 in Your Classroom: A Gui...Book Love: Developing Depth...

Trying to get in all the PD books I can before school starts because then I’ll be like a crazy lady! 🙂

It’s Monday-What Are You Reading? 7/15/13

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!

 

Professional Books:

Writing about Reading: From Book Talk to Literary Essays, Grades 3-8Everyday Editing

Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's NotebookMechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop

Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics InstructionBeyond the Textbook: Teaching History Using Documents and Primary Sources

Middle Grade/YA Books:

Bounce

Adult Fiction:

Still Missing

These books are what I’ve read since June 18th-my last IMWAYR post. I haven’t even made a dent in my PD pile of books I want to read this summer! But I’m going to the beach in a week so hopefully I can knock out some more then. As much as I LOVE to read PD books and WANT to read PD books, my brain is feeling the need for a vacay FROM PD books. 🙂

What I’m Currently Reading:

When Kids Can't Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12

THIS book is absolutely fantastically fabulous! When Kids Can’t Ready by the famous Kylene Beers. How did I ever miss this one?

It’s written as a narrative with student transcripts provided so you can actually “hear” and “see” how kids think!

She also begins and ends EVERY chapter to a former student that she feels like she failed. I just cried while reading one of those letters.

I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK.

LOTS of practical ideas/strategies that I can’t wait to try with my 6th graders! 🙂

5 of 5 stars to this one even thought I’m not even finished!

What are you reading?