Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Reading Link Party

When I saw that Jessica at Mrs. Stanford's class was having a Reading Link Party I just had to join...and it's my first!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read.  I'm also a big re-reader.  Imagine the gasps when I tell my students: "Yes, I have read the Harry Potter book and all at least 4 times!"  They love it and it give them the challenge to try and keep up with me :)

So here we go!
Teacher Resources

I've just started reading this book.  I'm trying to better utilize my reading response notebooks with my higher readers.  I will let you know how this one goes.

I don't know how i did Daily 5 without these two books.  They have lots of good ideas for reading task cards that really push kids to think about what they are reading.

I LOVE DAILY 5!!  This is my first year doing CAFE and I want to revamp a lot over the summer but I love the freedom it gives my kids!

Spaces and Places was a book I read as part of a professional development project my school did and I LOVE IT!

I couldn't find un-blurry pictures of these books :( but I love Dina Zike!!  Her ideas make boring note taking fun for students.  Visit her website to check out all of her amazing books by clicking on the books.

Read A Loud

It was hard to pick my favorite read-a-louds so here are just a few that have inspired lots of writing projects and reading projects. 

Just for Me

Taylor Mali!!  If you are a teacher and don't know his poetry you need to You Tube him right now.  He is what gets me through those days when you want to run out of the classroom screaming and never come back.

So I jumped on The Hunger Games Bandwagon and I am now obsessed.  The Uglies is a series that also looks at how government tries to control people in the future.  Its not as good as The Hunger Games but still an easy and entertaining read.

Ok, so I have a historical fiction/biography obsession Allison Weir is my favorite at both

Link up and share what you are reading by going to Mrs. Stanford's Page!!


  1. I just found your blog through the linky party and I'm your newest follower :) Isn't "The Important Book" the best?? I'm kind of (a lot) obsessed with this book! HaHa. I just discovered it a few months ago and I've been incorporating it into various lessons about every other week. It's so much fun for the kids :)
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  2. Thanks for following me Katie. I did the same to you! I l've the Important Book I have used it for so many things and its great inspiration for writing, math, and reading projects.

  3. Thanks for stopping by our blog! Looks like I have some reading to do....a lot of your profressional books look really interesting!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  4. I read this paragraph completely about the difference of latest and earlier
    technologies, it's remarkable article.

    Here is my web blog; zetaclear reviews
    My web page > toe nail fungus treatments

  5. I always spent my half an hour to read this weblog's posts daily along with a cup of coffee.
    hardwood floor refinishing

    Feel free to surf to my blog post :: hardwood flooring
    Also see my site :: hardwood floors installation

  6. For newest news you have to visit world-wide-web and on world-wide-web I found this website as a finest
    site for latest updates.

    Here is my weblog - hair follicles

  7. This article is genuinely a nice one it helps new web people, who are
    wishing in favor of blogging.
    homestead inn & suites

    Feel free to surf to my weblog tenant contents insurance

  8. Actually no matter if someone doesn't understand then its up to other users that they
    will assist, so here it happens.

    my web blog ... how to make more money at home

  9. This is really fascinating, You are an excessively professional blogger.
    I've joined your rss feed and stay up for in quest of more
    of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your site in my social

    Here is my page: Magic Submitter Review Info

  10. Hеy there! Тhis is tɦe ѕecond time visiting now and I
    just wanted to say I truley get pleaѕure from looking at youг
    blog. I decided to bookmark it at delicious.сom with the
    title: Blogger: Learning With ʟaughter and your URL: I ɦope this іs alright
    with you, I'm maҟing an attempt to give your good blog a ƅit more coverage.
    Be back soօn.

    Visit my webpage; ford Ranger Headers

  11. Hello there! Quick question that's completely off topic.

    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My website looks weird when browsing from my
    apple iphone. I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this problem.
    If you have any recommendations, please share. Thank you!

    Review my web blog ... downloads ()