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.



63 thoughts on “Reading

  1. I like how Jonas’s little sister’s hair bow is always loose and untidy. It reminds me that, despite our wishes for life to go in an orderly fashion, each of us are still special and unique. Even though the Elders choose what job a person gets, the person gets the job because he or she was special and had a certain talent towards that specific role. We are each unique in our own ways and it will remain this way forever.

  2. I am reading about Mia Hamm. Mia Hamm has the award FIFA World Player of the Year the first two times that award was given (in 2001 and 2002). She is also in the Sports Hall of Fame. I have dreamed of getting all of the awards she has and hope to one day be better then her.

  3. I was interested in reading about him because I love to read about kings and queens and he is from Rome, the native language being Latin. So while I read about my favorite area of books, I also complete and English assignment and learn more about Roman culture, for Latin class.

  4. I have read about Julius Caesar, who became a Roman king. He did a lot to fight to the top of the Roman Empire. He used to be not very rich, but after he conquered a lot of other places, he finally got 20,000 people under control. He thought education was important so he made every major Roman city have a library. He also suggested buildings to be made of concrete, which was easy to make and hard to break. Most of these ideal buildings are still here today, because of his genius ideas.
    Overall, Julius Caesar is a pretty cool guy. He basically made Rome how it is today:Beautiful, cool, and nearly indestructible.

  5. I will read about Rick Riordan because I really like his books, and he lived near me when I lived in San Antonio. In my opinion, (sorry 39 Clues fans) he wrote the only good book in the 39 Clues series. The rest aren’t very good.

  6. I’ve been reading a biography on Albert Einstein. I find it very interesting how he didn’t have much potential when he was young, he wasn’t some young prodigy, but he discovered some of the most important theories and laws ever. It just goes to show that you can do anything you set your mind to!

  7. I have chosen to read a book about Thomas Jefferson, because he’s an author of the Decleration of Independence, made the Lousiana Purchase and, was the 3rd president of the United States!

  8. I am going to read a biography about Nikola Tesla or possibly a different inventor. I am very interested in his work and all the things he created.

  9. I have read a few autobiography’s and biography’s before and they’re surprisingly interesting! My favorite auto/biography is one by Bear Grylls, the survivor man. I’m not exactly sure what my book is going to be, but I hope it will be as interesting as the one I read!

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