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Summer Reading Ideas

Here are just a few examples of projects students have done in the past for summer reading.


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In My Own Backyard

Many times books read for fun lead me to deeper thoughts on my teaching. This happened today.

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This afternoon I celebrated the end of two very stressful, busy weeks and National Readathon Day by reading Paper Things by Jennifer Richards Jacobson. The book doesn’t officially release until February 10, but somehow Letterpress Books of Portland was able to secure copies to sell at the nErDCamp Northern New England Author Night last week. I love Jennifer’s writing, I’ve been hearing good things about the book, so of course I needed to get a copy and have it signed.

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I wasn’t very far into the book before I was wiping my eyes, moved to compassion for Ari, the 11 year old main character/narrator. Ari, through a series of events completely out of her control, becomes homeless. The story takes place right here in Portland, Maine (called Port City in the book). This is a fabulous book that I really think should be read by every teacher and young person.

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Student Book Share: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Allison highly recommends The 5th Wave and is currently reading the second book, The Infinite Sea. Sure alien invasion has been done, but Yancey writes it in a way that doesn’t feel cliche.

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog! I am starting this to share books. In the summer, it will be a resource for my students looking for ideas for their summer reading. The rest of the year, I plan to use it for book recommendations and promotion of reading.

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