Vacation Reading

Inspired by an article over at Choice Literacy, today my students and I planned out vacation reading.  We filled out a questionnaire about what we were looking forward to reading, when we would have time to read, and planning some general fun reading.  While my students were a little upset with me at first because I reminded them that I still expected them to read over break, we had a lot of fun with our planning!

 

After sharing our ideas and the books we were looking forward to reading, I booktalked a few of our Battle of the Books choices and a few Cybils nominees.  When they left, every student had  a list of books and magazines they planned to dive into over break and they knew what I was planning to read.  We even discussed trying out some audio books for those who get car/motion sickness!

If I can keep them reading over break, I will have less to rebuild when we get back after the New Year!  :)

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3 Responses

  1. Woo for vacation reading! I’m going to pick out some audiobooks for my car trip home this weekend.

  2. I’m excited for vacation reading!

    I am going to be reading Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    What did your class decide to read? Post the ideas please!

  3. [...] Reading (continued) Posted on December 20, 2008 by thereadingzone Alicia Miller, on December 19th, 2008 at 12:24 pm Said: Edit [...]

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