Students, I’ve been so pleased to see the enthusiasm for reading that you have shown in these first weeks of school! Already you are bringing your public library books, paperbacks, Kindles, and Nooks to class. You’re browsing the classroom library and checking out titles from best-selling young adult authors. Extra minutes in class have been spent productively, with you choosing to read once your binders are organized and your letters are written. This is exciting! We are building a community of writers and readers in our seventh grade classroom.
We can all foster this enthusiasm for reading and support the growth of our class library by ordering books from Scholastic. You can browse each month’s book flyer and order online here or from the link on my website (it’s under the “resources” tab). Our class ordering code is GNM2B.
I’ve been thinking about what I want to read for my reading log this nine weeks. I’ve almost finished my audiobook How the Light Gets In, the recent Louise Penny mystery I mentioned in my letter to you, so I think I’ll get started on my required biography/autobiography. I’ve checked out a book about the Bronte children: Charlotte, Emily, Anne. I know a few of you are familiar with Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights, and both are on my list of favorite books. I’ve listened to my Jane Eyre audiobook three or four times over the years, and I know I will listen to it again. I am really looking forward to learning more about the lives of Charlotte, Emily, and their lesser-known sister. All were writers, and all are interesting to me.
What person have you chosen to learn more about in your reading this nine weeks? What makes you interested in the life of that person?
Visitors, have you read an interesting biography or autobiography recently? Leave us a comment here.