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My Books for 2011

I keep track of the books I read in a Book Notes organizer that I bought from Quality Paperback Book Club back in 1987. I write down the title, author, and date I finish each book. This year was a … Continue reading

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Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Countdown by Deborah Wiles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Countdown came to me as a recommendation from Paul Hankins and Donalyn Miller in one of their Choice Literacy articles. Although this is historical fiction, it’s also not too far … Continue reading

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But What If We Try?

My biggest experiment of the year involves sophomores reading books of their own choosing. I’ve noticed that student enthusiasm for reading frequently nosedives in about 8th grade, maybe a little earlier for boys. This trend has been even more marked … Continue reading

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