Not just student’s need to read over the summer it is important for adults to read in the summer too. I love to read for pleasure during the summer but I also have a stack of educational books and research studies I read. Many times during the school year I do not have a chance to read a whole book so I start a list and that helps me guide my summer reading.
Right now for pleasure I am reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, my daughter just started the series so we are enjoying the book together. My favorite character so far is Rowley. In one of the parts of the book the boys are caught by their teacher who thinks they are listening to rock music, when really they are just playing with head phones, even though they weren’t doing anything wrong Rowley started crying. Rowley seems like he would be a great friend and very funny to be around.
What are other teachers reading?
For the past school year, I have been hearing my students talk about a book they love called “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. One of my students, Kaden, even gave me a copy on the last day of school to check it out for myself. I decided to get started reading The Maze Runner right away. I am in the middle of Chapter 3 and am SO confused! As often happens in books, the beginning does lots of describing and introducing. Many of the words the characters are using so far are words I am not used to. I am unable to make connections to help me understand what is going on! I wonder what will happen to poor Thomas. He seems even more confused than I am!
I just started to read Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge – his memoir. It’s an excellent book telling the story of his life in foster care.
This week I started reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine
Boo. I am already half way through the book. It is about families
living in the slums of Mumbai, India. It is interesting learning about
the cultures of other people. It is also sad to read about how
impoverished many of the people are in India. It makes me very
appreciative of the freedoms and opportunities I am blessed with here
in the United States.
I’m reading a book that is an unconventional love story about a zombie who meets a human girl and against his nature decides to protect her. He then slowly falls in love with her, and as a result he starts remembering what it felt like to be alive again–and what it means to be alive. The story has parts that are sweet and touching and poignant, not what you’d expect from a book about zombies. I’m about a third of the way through the book at the moment, I imagine I’ll finish it soon, I’m really enjoying it.
So now what are you reading? Email me what you are reading and I would love to share it on the blog? Maybe you have found a good book, a magazine, a web page, anything you enjoy let me know, if you like it other students will too and it could help give people ideas to keep their summer reading fun and exciting.