November 3, 2012

Guest Post: Book Talk

Hi everyone! This is Ms. T from Journey of a Substitute Teacher!


Thanks to Alisha for letting me blab here!

Let's talk books! I love reading and want that love instilled in children. During read to self time or SSR in the classes I sub in, you'll often find me reading a book too. One time a kiddo started talking to someone and got shushed with a, "Ms. T is reading and you don't want to disturb her concentration!" 

I'm always on the look out to see what the is 'in' with children and YA books. My local newspaper has a section of the latest popular books that I check.  I also see what the kids are reading in class to get an idea.
My favorite way though is a book recommendation chart!

Here's a variety I found online!



A book recommendation tree!

So the kiddos I subbed for had one in their room and were complaining it filled up. I created a new one that morning and look at it in the afternoon! And yes, most of them are in Spanish as it's a bilingual class :)

So I've created a personal one kids could put in their book box/bag, desk, or folder! Four choices to choose from and they're super simple, plain Jane :)

Click the picture to go to the Google Doc!
Thanks for letting me chat and share with you!



2 comments:

  1. Mornin' sunshine!!
    You could quite possibly be the greatest resource we have in our little blog-munity!!! Not only do you have great ideas of your own, but you get to be a part of so many others in action!!!
    I really wish we were closer, the Littles have a dental cleaning Wednesay- my sweeties NEED you!!
    <3
    Squirrels
    Go Nutty with Me!

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  2. Love you squirrels! I love traveling to classes to get ideas.
    Wish I lived closer too!
    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities!

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