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Monday, March 4, 2013
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
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Our class worked on visualizing, so I read the following books to them:
As a reading response to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, I asked students to imagine where Morris is now and what is he doing. They were able to sketch a picture and write a paragraph to support their answer.
For Not a Stick, I asked students to show what their "not a stick" looked like and what they imagined would be its purpose.
My co-teaching colleague, Paula, read Dear Mr. Blueberry and asked students to visualize what they thought Mr. Blueberry looked like. I was not aware of this title and was delighted as I listened to Paula read it.
I rarely venture into novel land, but my wife and oldest daughter insisted that I read the first chapter of Three Times Lucky. With a character named after Dale Earnhardt, I was hooked. I immensely enjoyed reading this mystery set in Eastern North Carolina and appreciate that I could escape in a book for a few hours. I tend to forget how good that feels.