What My Students Are Reading

We moved into an independent reading unit this week, and as my students sat around in a circle yesterday and shared their titles and the first sentence of the book (as a teaser), I made notes of the titles that they had chosen for themselves. I have read about half of them, and know about 25 percent more of them, but a few of the books have not come into my radar before.

The books I had not heard of before include:

  • The Secret Society of the Crystal Ball
  • Soul Surfer
  • Dewey the Library Cat
  • Shiver
  • You Wish

My goal is to put this list of books up in the room (and also, at our class blog site) as a resource for all four of my classes, for times when they are in the process of choosing a book to read.

I could not help but notice a few classics on the list:

  • The War of the Worlds
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Treasure Island
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • White Fang

Wordle seemed an apt way to highlight the book titles.

Peace (in the books),

  1. I love the Wordle to highlight the titles your students are reading. We are getting ready to start an author research project, and I think I’ll use that to show off the authors they are studying. My 8th graders generally really like Soul Surfer. It’s one of the memoirs I offer during our memoir study. Maggie Steifvator (ShiverP is one of the hottest authors in my room right now. In fact my daugher is reading the sequel as I type.

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