It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Number the Stars was a book someone read either last week or a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to read it right away after I read their blog about the book. This book lived up to it expectations.  If you haven’t read it and you like to read about some of the events that happened during the Holocaust i strongly suggest reading this book.

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Julie of the Wolves: Miyax is a 13 year old Alaskan Native girl. She is living with her aunt when her father goes missing on a hunting trip. She heads off in search of her father, and while looking for him becomes lost in the Alaskan wilderness. Many things happen during her adventure. Very fast read.

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It’s Monday! What Have You Been Reading?

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Stanley Yelnats is a boy with terrible luck, due to a curse that was placed on his great-great-Grandfather. He is sent to Camp Green Lake, a correctional facility, when he is accused of a crime he did not commit. At Camp Green Lake the boys are forced to dig holes. I’m guessing everyone has seen the movie that goes with this book. If you have seen the movie I would recommend reading the book.

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11 year old Jonas lives in a strict futuristic society. The society has eliminated all pain, fear, war and hatred, and as a result has also lost passion, the ability to love deeply, and connections within families. At the age of 12, everyone is assigned a job based on their abilities. Jonas is assigned the highly honored position of Receiver of Memories. A wise old man called The Giver passes memories of the society onto Jonas. It was a different book but it was good. Started off slow for me but then went fast after I got farther along.

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I thought it was funny when I read this in the article. “A fifth grade class spent the entire 40-minute visit making faces at themselves on their monitor,” says author-illustrator Marty Kelley. This is a great thing to remember when introducing technology to our students. Giving them time to learn about skype and just messing around with it is smart to do so this doesn’t happen when you skype with someone.

I think skyping with an author would be a great idea. Doing this will let the students get an insight of what a author looks like and what they talk like. Getting them use to the author might get them interested in their books and will get them to read their books. Getting students interested in reading is the biggest problem sometimes. This will most likely spark their interest.

The author I would invite to my class is Barbara Park. Barbara Park is the author of all the Junie B. Jones books. All the students have loved this book that I’ve read to so far. I’m in a first grade classroom all day on Mondays and the teacher reads a Junie B Jones book to them and they love it every time

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It’s Monday! What Have You Been Reading?

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I saw someone read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe last week and I realized that I watched the movie and haven’t read it so I decided to read it. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, were sent to stay with a professor to safely wait out the war. Lucy finds a wardrobe which takes her into the wonderful world of Narnia. When she convinces her brothers and sisters to come with her, they find themselves in the midst of another war against a cruel ruler called The White Witch. With the help of Aslan, they work together to save Narnia from a terrible fate.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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The Phantom Tollbooth is about a bored young boy named Milo unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth, which he decides to drive through in his toy car. The tollbooth then takes him to the Kingdom of Wisdom, where he embarks upon adventures, including a quest to save Princess Rhyme and Princess Reason.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a  poor young boy named Charlie lives with his mother and two sets of Grandparents in a house in a town where Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory towers above everything. No one ever comes out of the factory, and nobody ever goes in, and yet it is still churning out tons of incredible delicious treats. One day it is announced that in five chocolate bars there will be a golden ticket-which will gain the lucky holder entry into Wonka’s factory.  I’m guessing everyone has watched the movie and if you liked the movie then you will like the book.