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.

What are you reading this week? 
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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. 

What are you reading this week? 
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Monday, September 14, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/14/2020

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 so close to finishing Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova and I highly recommend it. Believe it or not, I started reading Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. I've loved the movie Ten Things I Hate About You ever since it came out back in the 90's and I was thinking about it this weekend. Despite reading Shakespeare and taking a class in college, I've never read Shrew so I pulled out my Shakespeare anthology and started reading.

Last Week's Post:


This Week's Book Adventures:

I'll finish up Incendiary this week and I plan to keep reading more of The Taming of the Shrew. I'll be sharing Carmen Lomas Garza's Family Pictures, Naomi Shihab Nye's Gate A-4, Mina Javerherbin's My Grandma and Me, and Sara Farizan's "Why I Learned to Cook" from the Fresh Ink anthology with students this week as we work on our personal narratives. I can barely contain myself! These texts are fantastic and I'm so excited to share them!

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Frayer a Friend Fun

Last year I started the school year with the Frayer a Friend activity from The EduProtocol Field Guide Book 1: 16 Student-Centered Lesson Frames for Infinite Learning Possibilities by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo. I discovered it last year - possibly from Ditch That Textbook on Twitter and it was a hit!
I decided to try it again this year, realizing I could put my students into breakout rooms and they could create it digitally. Last year I printed the Frayer a Friend template but this year, I just added a text box for them to drag over their friend's name and I made a copy for each of them via Google Classroom. 

We did have to go over the idea of talking to each other and having to chat with each other to get the information but they did a great job and now we try to guess who the secret classmate is everyday. We do 1-2 a day and it's fun to try and deduce who it has based on what we're learning about each other. 

I do have to admit that I got busy with other things and forgot to do Frayer a Friend in one of my classes last week and the students reminded me. Y'all, that really tells me this is a hit. Plus it's a slam dunk for me because I was able to introduce the Frayer model in an easy and fun way. Now when we use it for vocabulary, the'll already be familiar with it. 

Want to know more about Frayer a Friend?

Grab the template from Ditch That Textbook hereLaura Steinbrink shares here how she used Frayer a Friend with Kahoot! And Keith Pedzich blogged about using it here.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/07/2020

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 Santiago's Road Home and started listening to Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova. I haven't been in love with fantasy for a long time but I love this world and its characters so far! I also read more of Teaching Community by bell hooks and started reading The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.


This Week's Book Adventures:

I'll be reading more of the books I started this week. My students enjoyed My Papi Has a Motorcycle last week and this week we'll be watching "Hair Love" and reading Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal.

What are you reading this week? 
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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 ...