Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Reading List

{Linky Party!}
My summer reading list....Well this first one is required by  our school district, but I already have delved into it and love the ideas in this book:
Choice Words By Peter Johnson
Our school will be having a book discussion when we return in the fall.
I ♥ this book because it reminds educators how powerful our choice of words can be...words can motivate, encourage, and shape a students view of themselves. 
This one made by summer reading list.

Required reading aside, my Grammy-in-Law sent   The Hunger Games  my way ( and the other two books by Suzanne Collins!)

It is popular with all the students, I thought I would figure out what they are talking about. This one is a good read for by the lake.


  1. You are going to eat up those books . . . I read all three in four days. My poor husband was utterly ignored until he started reading them as well :)

    On another note . . . as I am typing I notice something that I so need to take a peek at. Your writing narratives has caught my eye and I will be checkin' things out as soon as I hit publish :) Pop in for a visit if you get a chance. I am hosting my very first linky and would love for you to join.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. "Choice Words" sounds like it would be a great book - I might have to check that one out! I haven't read the Hunger Games.

    I'm your newest follower!

    Rhymes With Purple

  3. I have never heard of Choice Words, but I agree we can elevate or deflate a child in a few words!! I will have to look into this one. I read The Hunger Games and will have to find someone with the rest of the series to finish:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  4. My school is reading Choice Words as well. You will love the Hunger Games!

    Once Upon A Teaching Blog

  5. Hi! I found you through the linky! I haven't heard of Choice Words... guess I will have to pick that one up! The Hunger Games is on my list too! Would love for you to stop by my newbie blog if you have a chance :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  6. I haven't seen "Choice Words" but I like your little synopsis about it. Might have to check it out!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog