Monday, August 7, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?




Visit Jen at Teach MentorTexts and Kellee and Ricki at UnleashingReaders to see what they've been reading, along with everyone else who links up.


I Love Back to School time.  I immediately immerse myself in the important work of reading lots of new picture books, so I can introduce new books to my new friends! 

Here's what I've been reading this week for picture books:

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Charming, with accessible text!  I loved all the stories in this book.  I hope the kids do too.

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I know this book was written for perhaps Newborns.  However, I'm loving the idea of reading it on the first day of school.

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Another great book as we set up our time to read and write!  

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I love this celebration of reading anywhere.  Donalyn Miller talks about edge reading.  I teach this to my First Graders.  You are "done"?  Try some edge reading.  We are waiting on a field trip?  Try some edge reading.  This book celebrates reading anywhere perfectly!  

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Ahem.  Excuse me!  There are picture books as companions to this series!?!?  What excites me about this book, is that it is a companion to The Land of Stories, which I'm currently reading.  Since I don't feel like this is an appropriate read aloud per say for First Graders, the picture books will be a great way to connect with what "I'm really reading."  That doesn't happen very often. 

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I love transition books.  For me, my favorite one is First Grade Stinks!  But this one is great for incoming second grade friends.  

Welcome to August Friends!  I'm feeling the excitement and anticipation this morning.  

Joy!
Kendra 

3 comments:

  1. Oh, "You Can Read" sounds great, & I just discovered the new Mo Willems, hurrah! Happy back to school, Kendra, and thanks for all these books!

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  2. what a fabulous collection Kendra. I have Welcome in an online order and am delighted that you are using it in a new way. I must find a copy of You Can Read.

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  3. I have now added more books to my wish list! Thank you!

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