It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR.
Last Weeks' Posts
- Welcome to Diverse Children's Book Linkup! There's an all-new #diversekidlit up, featuring books for children that showcase the diversity of our world. My latest link up post features a review of the newest Family Fletcher book!
- Poetry Mentor Text: The Desert is My Mother. This beautiful bilingual poem of a picture book would make a great mentor text for teaching students to write descriptive poetry about a favorite place.
- #3rdfor3rd: Trouble Magnet. The George Brown, Class Clown series is popular with my third graders. Read this review to find out why!
- May Kid Lit Blog Hop. Join this month's Kid Lit Blog Hop to share and discover great posts about all kinds of children's literature.
Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale (2016) by Alice Kuipers and illustrated by Bethanie Murguia. In this follow-up story about story-writing, Violet is trying to write a fabulous fairy tale, while pragmatic Victor keeps interjecting his own changes. These are fun books to use with students to talk about the writing process as well as how group writing projects might work.
I read a lot more this week but will catch up next time. Home ownership + beautiful weather = entire weekend of backbreaking garden labor!
Thank you so much to all of you who expressed support and ideas for my move up to seventh grade. I look forward to following up with you once the madness of the last days of school winds down, and I can properly start thinking ahead about the fall!