Summer vacation is finally here and I am so excited to be able to have time to read more amazing books! I did a lot of reading this week because I came home so exhausted from packing up my classroom every day that I didn't really feel like doing anything else.
I will start with my reviews of a couple graphic novels I read. These books are quick to read and will be great additions to my class library. I witnessed the power of the graphic novel this year when the only time I had no trouble at silent reading was when I had a new GN to give one of the boys in my class. I will be pushing this genre next year and am really excited about the idea of helping students see the inferences they have to make when reading these books.
The other three books I am reviewing here were books I read because of the blogs I have started following thanks to Twitter and Teachers Write. I am participating in an online writing camp this summer and I have been very inspired by book recommendations and writing that is occurring there.
Since this post is getting extremely long, I will reserve my reviews of the following books for the next post. These are the other books that I would highly recommend reading and please come back tomorrow for their reviews.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate