Wow! Can't believe I am reading several different books right now. A book I am almost finished with is The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. If you are a language arts teacher, this is a MUST read! I have always struggled with getting my students to love reading- ok - I get why they don't like it - I didn't like it as a kid, but I LOVE to read now! I don't want them to think they have to read. This book is showing me the LIGHT! I hope to implement Donalyn's ideas next year in my language arts classes!
I am also trying, and I stress TRYING, to read Life of Pi. Kaylee (my oldest DD) had t read this book for her freshman English class. I have heard wonderful things about it and I really want to stick with it, but I am having a hard time getting started!
With my youngest DD, Courtney, I am reading The Haunted Museum, The Titanic Locket. It is good. I stop reading and Courtney says, "Please, one more chapter." So this is good, if she wants to keep going. She is not a reader like my oldest DD. I hope to use some of The Book Whisperer moves on my youngest DD.
I also started reading Killer Species: Menace from the Deep because I know the boys in my class will enjoy this. It seems to be a SciFi book. It was actually a coincidence because we were reading an article about invasive species and this book right off the bat talked about the boa and python being invasive to the Florida Everglades. So that did pique my interest.
That is what I am reading now. I am ready for summer, so I can do LOTS of reading!