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

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

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

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Alex Archer: Sharon Creech Author Study

For our author study I chose to read a couple of books by Sharon Creech. This is perfect because a little bit later in the semester we will be reading another one of her books, Love That Dog, and I will have a little bit of prior knowledge regarding some of her other works. Of

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Nurturing Professional Life

Webinar and book you might find interesting, especially when you first start teaching. Talking with teachers about nurturing your professional lives in the busy school year: http://connectedlearning.tv And Meeno Rami’s book, Thrive, talks about staying engaged as a teacher: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04919.aspx

Laura blog 3

My series is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I absolutely love this series. I find them overall fun and exciting to read. I love how easy to relate the characters are. Students, siblings, and parents can relate. I think maybe students from 5th to 9th grade would enjoy reading this. I think teachers could really

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Blog #3 Series Book

The cool thing about The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series so far is that its actually really relatable. It’s very understandable why a lot kids growing up enjoy reading these books. The main characters are great since his mindset is spot on for someone his age; nothing ever seems to be his fault. It’s

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Giovanna Bobincheck- Lightning Thief

I am reading The Lightning Thief for my series book. I am really enjoying it so far. I think that this would be a great series for fourth through sixth graders, particularly for boys. This story features a young boy as the main character. This character seems a little misunderstood, and like he feels he

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Sarah Barker: Blog 3

Tell us about your series. What do you like or dislike? Who would like this series? What resources are available related to this series? How could you use this series in your class? The series I chose was Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I’m really enjoying the books! The main character, Greg Heffley, insists

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Blog Post #3: Series Book

The Land of Stories is a very fun read that sheds light on a different version of your typical fairytales. It is about a set of twin siblings, Conner and his sister Alex who are going through a rough time but suddenly embark on this journey after receiving the Land of Stories book for their

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diary wimpy kid

Series Book Post

For my series I chose to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I had never read these books before, and I’m very excited that I got the chance to read them! I think that they would be a great resource to keep in mind for students who claim that they hate reading. I wouldn’t consider

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David Browning Blog 3

When you first crack open a book from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series your initial thought is, this stuff is first or second grade fare; however, nothing could be further from the truth.  Don’t let the stick figure animations fool you these books are great for slightly older readers including middle schoolers, teenagers

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Blog 3

For my series book I chose the Percy Jackson series. Percy is a twelve year old that has a hard time in school. He’s been kicked out of every school he’s ever been to. He has learning disabilities. The book describes him as a good kid who seems to make big mistakes through almost no

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Nancy Blog 3

I’m reading, the Land of Stories series written by Chris Colfer. This series is about twins, a boy and girl, who are going through a rough time so their grandma gives them a book of fairytale stories, which was a huge part of their life before everything changed, bring them closer together. I don’t want

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Molly Bertz Blog #3

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series contain some of the funniest books I have ever read. I loved reading these books, but I probably wouldn’t recommend them to many young girls. There are plenty of other books that I feel would be better for most girls. When I was younger I wouldn’t have appreciated

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