Monday, August 29, 2022

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/29/2022

 

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 Adventures:
One full week of school is officially in the books! We had a fantastic field trip on Wednesday so it broke up the week…but I didn’t do much reading. This week is a full week with some MAP testing mixed in. 

This Week's Adventures:

I’m going to really focus on finishing my audiobook Love in English and finishing my reread of Raina Telgemeier’s Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Big Idea. And then I can get to Pax.

What are you reading this week? 
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Monday, August 22, 2022

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/22/22

 

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 Adventures:
Well…last week was back to school so I didn’t read much. I should have anticipated that. Oh, well.

This Week's Adventures:

I want to finish Love in English and finish rereading Raina Telgemeier’s Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Big Idea. I want to get to Pax after that.

What are you reading this week? 
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Monday, August 15, 2022

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/15/2022

 

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 Adventures:
This week I read a little more of Creating Inclusive Writing Environments. I listened to some of Love in English. I went back to finish a book called Writing As a Way of Healing and I was reminded how much I adore writing as a powerful self care tool. I reread part of Raina Telgemeier’s Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Big Idea. 

This Week's Adventures:

I’m going to finish Love in English and then, believe it or not, I have never read Pax so I need to remedy that. I know students read it with their previous LA teacher so it seems like it’s time to read it. School starts this week and I’m so excited!!!

What are you reading this week? 
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Monday, August 8, 2022

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/08/2022

 

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 Adventures:
After seeing Mandy Robek’s posts from making writing with Angela Stockman this week, I had to order Creating Inclusive Writing Environments. I’ve only just started it but I’m curious to see what ideas she has to share.

Also Teachers Write Weekly Check In Week #4 is up! It was another great summer of Teachers Write!

This Week's Adventures:

My plan is to REALLY get back to listening to Love in English by Maria E Andreu and to read more of On Becoming a Person BUT this is my last full week before school starts so I also need to get back to school mode! I have a bag full of mentor texts that I brought home so I’ll be rereading some faves this week as I prep.

What are you reading this week? 
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Friday, August 5, 2022

Weekly Check In #4 - Teachers Write


Welcome back for week four of the Teachers Write Weekly Check-In!

I hope you have had a great time with Teachers Write this summer. I’m working on a pitch for a novel idea I’ve had to submit to America’s Next Great Author and honestly, pitches have always been a challenge for me. Kate’s prompt for the week has been helpful though. 

Here’s my original list:

This got me thinking about what things I can bring into my story. But I REALLY love the idea from Laura Ruby to write my story as a picture book to help me see the story arc and get a better understanding of what the book is about.

Sometimes the prompt that shows up is exactly what I need whether I realize it or not! I always appreciate that remind. Whenever I feel stuck, being open to trying different prompts or strategies helps me out. Oftentimes, it’s just about getting some momentum going and then I find a way to move ahead.

And now it’s time to hear from you! I'm curious to hear how you navigated this week's prompts and how your writing life is going. 

Teachers Write Weekly Check-In Agreements:
1. We respect each other and the type of writing we each do do.
2. We are positive and encourage each other.
3. We recognize and maintain this as a safe, inclusive environment for all.
4. We have fun!

Ideas for today in the comments section:
How did you do this week? Did you meet your weekly goal(s)?
What was the pit of your week? (The hardest part, the non-fun part?)
What was the peak of your week? (The best part, the most-fun part?)
How was your overall Teachers Write experience?

My Weekly Check-In: I love Teachers Write. Thank you for being a teacher who writes! I’m so glad to be amongst great company. It truly does make a difference. I love how my writing has evolved over time and how I have changed as a writer. While I didn’t have one specific project I was working on this summer, I still got exactly what I needed from the prompts and I have ideas to share with students. 

I’m looking forward to hearing how Teachers Write is going for you and how you might take the energy from Teachers Write into your school year. If you have any questions or if I can help with anything, please let me know!

Monday, August 1, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/01/2022

 

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 Adventures:
I ended up doing a little more just-for-me reading this week...I read a book called The Mayan Oracle which talks about Mayan symbols and meanings and then I read a book called Be Here Now by Baba Ram Dass after seeing him in Michael Pollan's documentary How to Change Your Mind on Netflix. 


This Week's Adventures:

My plan is to get back to listening to Love in English by Maria E Andreu and to read more of On Becoming a Person

What are you reading this week? 
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/28/2022

  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 ...