Thanks to Donors Choose, 8th Graders Will “Read On!”

I want to thank everyone who donated to my DonorsChoose project, Read On!    Thanks to the generosity of several donors, I now have new additions to my classroom library with high interest books that will appeal to many kinds of readers, especially those who may be reading at a higher Lexile level.  Finding middle … Continue reading Thanks to Donors Choose, 8th Graders Will “Read On!”

Literary Nonfiction and Memoir Book Clubs: Organizing Groups and Resources for Success

We just started our literary nonfiction (my favorite genre!) and memoir book clubs yesterday!  In this post, I'll outline the "legwork" I did to get the clubs formed and ready to go. Book Sampling/Book Tasting We began with a book sampling/tasting in early December; compared to years past, I kept this activity pretty low key.  … Continue reading Literary Nonfiction and Memoir Book Clubs: Organizing Groups and Resources for Success