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
- 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),
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.
I guess that is one that I need to check out (Soul Surfer).
I love this idea! I am so going to do this with my students!! thanks for this idea!
Glad you like it and will use it, too.
Let me know the link, if you can.