Michele of Mrs. Knott's Book Nook
Andrea of Mrs. Payan Reads
Linda Baie of Teacher Dance
The Honest Truth = 5 Stars
On my way to and from All Write, I listened to Dan Gemeinhart's The Honest Truth. I'll have to admit, I didn't know exactly what to expect with this story, but I had heard amazing things about it. It did not disappoint. It is the story of a young boy who is faced with a life threatening illness and fights to live life on his own terms by climbing Mount Rainier with his loyal dog, Bo. While I felt there were parts of the story that were being dragged out, at the end I realized why this was done and was super impressed with the surprise ending. (And if you love dogs, you will surely fall in love with Bo.)
Conferring with Readers
Jennifer Serravello was one of my favorite speakers from All Write. In this book, Jennifer walks us through the ins and outs of conferring with our readers. The writing is clear and purposeful and is giving me some fantastic ideas for when I return to the classroom in the fall. If you need help with this skill, I definitely recommend this book!
I came home from All Write with a cart full of books in my Amazon account. Let's just say that I am looking forward to the mail delivery today...
What are you reading?