Monday, December 1, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? December 1, 2014

Please visit the amazing blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers who host this terrific meme each week.

I can't believe it is Monday again! The weeks are just flying by. I did manage to squeeze in some reading over the long weekend. 

Also, be sure to enter my giveaway of My Yellow Balloon, a book about grief and loss for young children. 

Click on the book covers to learn more about the books. 
I really enjoyed this quick read about supporting readers during independent reading. This would be great for any new teacher of anyone looking for some validation that they are supporting their readers. 

I read El Deafo by Cece Bell in one sitting which is very rare 
for me.  Great for grades 4-6. 

Currently Listening

Currently Reading

Recent posts


  1. I think I read El Deafo in one sitting as well--unusual for me too! I really loved it. Can't wait to book talk it next semester in my face-to-face Children's Lit class. I'm sure it's going to make the rounds and be read by all.

  2. Hooray for El Deafo! Thanks for mentioning The Reason I jump - it was referenced on NPR and I knew I needed to put it on my TBR list.

  3. The cover for The Reason I Jump is amazing. It just sucks me in! I had never seen it!

  4. El Deafo is waiting for me to read this week. I've read so much positive buzz, I have to make time for it.

  5. So glad you liked El Deafo! It is a special GN.
    I didn't know the professional text you read--I will need to look into it.

    Happy reading this week! :)

  6. Will look for The Reason I Jump, Gigi, sounds good. I still haven't gotten to El Deafo. My students are passing it around. Thanks for all, and yes, time is going fast!

  7. I have heard from a number of people about The Reason I Jump - and now I'm definitely going to check it out! What a great title! I loved El Deafo - such a powerful story. I'm still trying to figure out how I could share it with a class - but I think it might be more of an independent read. Loved it! Thanks, Gigi!

  8. I had a blast reading El Deafo. There is humor and also so much about friendships. I'm happy to see more memoirs for the younger readers.

  9. El Deafo is such a delight. I plan to write a post this week about the conversations around this book with our student book club. So special.

  10. I'm very excited to find El Deafo in our library when I get back to Singapore this week! :)