It seems like all of a sudden fall is really and truly here in the Chicago area. The air is crisp and actually smells like autumn, as my 9 year old daughter pointed out yesterday morning as we set about to do errands. Fall is one of my favorite times of year.... soups and stews make a reappearance on our dinner menu and sweaters come out of summer hibernation. I like having to sleep under an extra blanket on chilly nights. The only bad part is that whole days-getting-shorter thing. That, my friends, is a bummer.
Here's what I read this past week:
141. Winger by Andrew Smith (finished 9/19) AMAZING book about a boy at a private boarding school, trying to find his place.
142. No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko (finished 9/20) Interesting fantasy about three siblings who are sent to live with an uncle they don't know so well.
143. Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings (finished 9/22) Realistic fiction about a teen girl who slowly goes blind and needs to find new ways to see.
Professionally, I'm dipping in and out of several books according to a reading schedule set by my grad school professor. They include:
- Focus by Mike Schmoker
- Apprenticeship in Literacy by Linda Dorn and Tammy Jones
- Interventions That Work by Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
- Systems of Change in Literacy Instruction by Carol Lyons and Gay Su Pinnell
- Teaching for Deep Comprehension by Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
- Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement by Marie Clay
- Shaping Literate Minds by Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
- Scaffolding Young Writers by Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
This week, I'll continue plowing through my assigned readings as well as read Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice. Beyond that? I have no idea!
Want to see what others are reading? Head on over to Teach Mentor Texts or Unleashing Readers and check out the links. Add your reading, too!