Welcome

Welcome to Reading Literature for Future Teachers! Links above for syllabus and other jazz.

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Read

You'll have lots of choices with your book selections. Our goal will be to find books you like!

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Play

We'll read, make, share, and play in this class. Looking forward to reading ALL THE THINGS!

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Late Blog Post- The Book Thief Review

Normally, I really enjoy breaking in a new novel, and I have always been a history buff. This book is unique and written in a very different style than I am used to, which is refreshing and respectable. Personally, I really didn’t enjoy this book all that much. I couldn’t actually bring myself to finish

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The Blog About Eleanor & Park

*WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS* TARA, TOTALLY UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON’T RESPOND TO THIS BLOG (cause you should absolutely read Eleanor and Park!) Not sorry for this blog being late!  Okay, a little bit!  But totally worth the wait to finish Eleanor and Park earlier this week.  I loved it!  I had completely fallen in love only

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SUPER late last blog

I’m embarrassed at how late this is, but it’s worth a shot. I really REALLY love my graphic novel so even if this doesn’t end up counting towards my grade, I will have enjoyed expressing my unwavering admiration for “Smile” yet again. I would just like to point out that when I received all my

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Remember: Teaching Reading

Some givens…things we want to remember about teaching reading: Discussion, discussion, discussion. Talk about books with students. Relatable choices; build community to discover choices It is okay to put books down Choice Know students enough to offer them choices Read whenever there is downtime; Reading habits Use resources like Goodreads, Twitter, award winning sites (like

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Book_lover

First of all, I know this post is long over due. I am sorry for that, I just really wanted to get through Eleanor and Park before even getting on the site due to spoilers. There is no way I would have finished the book if it was spoiled for me it is just a

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Procrastination

YES– I’m a procrastinator. Please forgive me, I know we are all feeling the time crunch here. haha I read Bone Gap for my chapter book, and I have to say I like it the best out of all the books we’ve read so far. I am normally one to pick up a boring memoir

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OH NO… we’re almost done

Overall, I enjoyed the graphic novel “Anya’s Ghost”. I’ve never read a graphic novel before but I liked reading this. I was skeptical about it at first because I enjoy creating my own characters and images from the authors words. However, Brosgol left enough mystery between scenes, or pictures, for the readers to kind of

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Art and Love

  I can’t find the words…      I knew this book was going to break my heart, but at the same time I wanted it to happen. Rainbow Rowell did such a phenomenal job of portraying what your first love feels like. I loved the way she somehow managed to capture those first love

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Anya’s Ghost

I actually enjoyed this graphic novel! It’s different than what I am used to reading but it quickly got my attention with the choice of color and characters (which are dark purples and black). I think the reader can see Anya grow as a person who slowly begins to accept who she is and where

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Picture by picture

Before reading Smile, I had no experience reading graphic novels. I just thought comic books were the only things that had frame by frame pictures, and I wasn’t about to sit down and read a comic book. I was pleasantly surprised by how the book read. I found myself looking at the pictures first and

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