Monday, November 30, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/30/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Last week I shared The Way of the Anigiduwagi by Traci Sorell and illustrated by MaryBeth Timothy from The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love, & Truth and more of La Primera Regla del Punk. I'm still listening to The Gravity of Us and reading The Time Traveler's Wife. I also am close reading Choice Words by Peter Johnston. I've read it before but I'm reading it as a mentor text and paying attention more deeply this time around. 

This Week's Book Adventures:

I'l keep listening to The Gravity of Us and reading The Time Traveler's Wife and reading La Primera Regla del Punk and The Talk with my students. It might be time to abandon The Gravity of Us or at least take a break...I am just noticing that I'm not making time to read it which is usually a sign to reassess.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/23/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Last week I shared Why Are There Racist People by Duncan Tonatiuh from The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love, & Truth and more of La Primera Regla del Punk. I'm still listening to The Gravity of Us and The Time Traveler's Wife.

This Week's Book Adventures:

I'l keep listening to The Gravity of Us and reading The Time Traveler's Wife and reading La Primera Regla del Punk and The Talk with my students. Hopefully I'll be on to different texts soon! 

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Monday, November 16, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/16/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Last week I saw Jess Lifshitz share The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love, & Truth and I bought it right away. It's amazing. It's a short collection of texts and I'm most of the way through. I read Our Inheritance by Adam Gidwitz with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds to my 8th grade students on Friday. With my 7th graders, we made it through three chapters of La Primera Regla del Punk so far and they're enjoying it. I also picked up my copy of Keep Moving by Maggie Smith and started reading it.

This Week's Book Adventures:

I'm still listening to The Gravity of Us and still reading The Time Traveler's Wife and I'm rereading La Primera Regla del Punk with my students and now I think I'm going to end up reading all the texts in The Talk. We'll also be reading the poem on activism from Woke this week too. 

Read alouds are so great right now. I started the year with shorter texts and now we're getting into longer reads. I love sharing ideas and stories with them and read alouds are just lovely.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/9/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Over the weekend I reread Celia Perez's The First Rule of Punk. In Spanish, it's La Primera Regla del Punk and I'll be reading it aloud with my 7th graders so I wanted to make sure I had the story fresh in my brain. I ready more of Time Traveler's Wife...it's a longer book than I remembered! Last week I also read John Lewis last essay to my students, Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of our Nation

This Week's Book Adventures:

I'm still listening to The Gravity of Us and still reading The Time Traveler's Wife and I'll be rereading La Primera Regla del Punk with my students. 

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Monday, November 2, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/02/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
I did a lot of learning last week and writing. I read more of Time Traveler's Wife and besides that spent most of my time adding words to some essays I'm working on as well as a young adult novel I dusted off a couple of months ago.

This Week's Book Adventures:

I'm still listening to The Gravity of Us and still reading The Time Traveler's Wife. 

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Monday, October 26, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/26/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Well...this week I was still listening to The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper and rereading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger...and that's where I'm still at.

This Week's Book Adventures:

I'm planning to continue to listen to The Gravity of Us and keep reading The Time Traveler's Wife. We have a short week with parent/teacher conferences Thursday and no school Friday. 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/19/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
This week I have been listening to The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper and rereading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

This Week's Book Adventures:


I'm planning to continue to listen to The Gravity of Us and keep reading The Time Traveler's Wife. I read the beginning of The Voting Booth to my 8th graders on Friday and an interview with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez with my 7th graders. This week I'm going to share Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou. 


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Monday, October 12, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/12/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Last week I finished listening to Let Me Hear a Rhyme and Heart Talk by Cleo Wade. I'm still reading The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor and Why They Can't Write by John Warner. 

This Week's Book Adventures:

We had a blast reading work by Jason Reynolds and using his Write. Right. Rite prompts last week. This week, we're learning about Jean-Michel Basquiat and will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages to different using different types of mediums as we start our information unit. 

I'll be reading more of The Body Is Not An Apology and Why They Can't Write. I'm hoping to listen to The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. 

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Monday, October 5, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/05/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
I'm still listening to Let Me Hear a Rhyme and reading The Body Is Not An Apology. I also started reading Why They Can't Write by John Warner and reread Heart Talk by Cleo Wade.

This Week's Book Adventures:

This week I'll keep listening to Let Me Hear a Rhyme and reading The Body Is Not An Apology and Why They Can't Write. I'll be watching/listening to Jason Reynolds and For Everyone from 826 Digital and trying some of his Write. Right. Rite. videos as inspiration for writing this week. I'm hoping to get to Frame a Special Item, Create An Award For Yourself and Take an Imaginary Road Trip. 

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Monday, September 28, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/28/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:

Last week I finished up The Only Black Girls in Town and listened to Before the Ever After. Then I started listening to Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson. I also have been reading The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor and listened to her interview on Brené Brown's podcast Unlocking Us. 


This Week's Book Adventures:

I'll listen to more of Let Me Hear a Rhyme and will also be reading more of The Body Is Not An Apology. With my students this week we'll be acknowledging the land we live and learn on and we'll be reading The People Shall Continue by Simon J Ortiz and Sharol Graves and about Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/21/2020

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
I finished listening to Incendiary and then listened to Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. Then I started listening to The Only Black Girls In Town by Brandy Colbert. I've been reading some essays as well.


This Week's Book Adventures:

I'll finish listening to The Only Black Girls in Town and then I'm going to listen to Jacqueline Woodson's Before the Ever After. This week I'll be reading Each Kindness with my students and sharing a poem from David Bowle's They Call Me Güero. 

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/30/2020

  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!   It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with ...