What are you Reading Monday: Fourteenth Goldfish

its-monday-what-are-you-reading-2a798miIt’s Monday! And time to ask, “What are You Reading?” To see what others are reading, stop by Teach Mentor Texts where other bloggers have linked their posts to share what they’ve been reading.

 

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This was a champion lazy week for me in terms of reading children’s’ lit. My one success is The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm. I was glad to have the opportunity to read the electronic ARC as it is a title on the list for the Global Read Aloud in October. I think this will be a great science fiction novel for elementary and middle schools. It reminds me a lot of the mild sci-fi I read when I was younger. It has a firm foundation in realistic fiction with the scientific twist occurring in a Freaky Friday kind of way. Jennifer Holm is a great gateway author to many different genres and would be a good choice for an author study. My favorite parts of the text were the moments when Holm referred to specific scientists and their accomplishments. She provides resources at the end of the novel for students to discover more.

RF_WAYRM_2014_07_28_nextThis week I’m continuing to listen to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I would have had it finished by now, but after not watching much TV at all this summer, I’ve been catching up on series through Netflix.

Everything else on this list is in a similar state. I’ve been reading Quiet for a few months and it’s something I come back to for a few pages a week. It’s nice to have such a book on hand. I’m halfway through my reading for our Virginia Readers’ Choice Award. I have a few more titles on my list if I finish Capture the Flag this week.

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