However, I've only made passionate reading a priority in my classroom in the last year. Perhaps marrying a middle school language arts teacher has something to do with that =) Anyway, this summer I read nearly 100 children's books and have seriously updated my classroom library. I've made it a priority to schedule daily independent reading and frequent individual conferences. I talk with my students about books constantly - and boy do they respond! My students are readers!!!
As an extension of my growing passion for reading, I've decided to embark on 3 reading challenges for 2013. Here are the challenges I've chosen:
The Stand Alone Reading Challenge - I read a lot of books in a series, but there are so many great stand alone books. This challenge is to read 15 young adult or children's novels that stand alone before December 31, 2013. The challenge is sponsored by Icey Books and I Like These Books. Join the challenge here.
And now the big one!
To keep up with my progress please check the Reading Challenges link at the top of the page.