Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!
I celebrate time with two good friends at an independent bookstore.
I touted the merits of recent middle grade books I've read in preparation for the upcoming announcement of the Newbery award.
And I snapped pics of titles that caught my eye.
I celebrate finding new blogging friends.
This morning I read Kate Kraushaar's post on TWT. While I don't read all the TWT posts anymore, anytime a middle school teacher is featured I'm compelled to read it. At the end of her post, I clicked on the link to Kate's blog and scrolled through her posts, stopping to read more if something caught my eye. And I found one I simply must share. Check out Kate's post which provides some questions to guide students as they reflect on their progress in reaching this goal:
"Students will be able to select and comprehend good-fit books, build their reading stamina,
and show their thinking in writing and conversation."
If you're looking for a way to have your students write authentically about their reading lives, then this post is a great starting place.
I celebrate that my daughter and I are headed to the theater today
to see "Finding Neverland."