It's Tuesday, & time for the weekly Slice of Life at the Two Writing Teachers blog. Today I'm starting some poetry sharing, but this year I hope to share different things, poems, books of poetry, lessons I believe are good with students. My One Little Word this year is "wander", so I'll be "wandering" in the poetry world, & continuing to link with others, too.
Today, I'm also linking with Carrie Gelson in a group formed because we thought we had too many books at home that were from last year and still haven't been read. You can find the group at Carrie's blog, There's A Book for That. It's titled #MustReadIn2014, & this is our round-up for the first three months. You can access my goal list up at the top of this page.
A large part of my life is reading, and I read a lot, so it's been a pleasure connecting to readers all over, and although my budget for books increases, so does my love of my library, which almost always has what I need. And for those who don't remember my big move in Dec. of 2012, I live a block from the library!
Thus far, this year, I have read 107 books, and of those, nine have been read on my "Must Read In 2014" list. There are 26 books on the list, so 17 left to go! I think I'd better start to read more on the list! The biggest problem is new ones are coming out all the time & they look & sound good too! A fun dilemma, right?
Favorites of all this year, so far:
- YA fiction: Rose Under Fire - Elizabeth Wein
- YA or Middle Grade Non-Fiction: The Nazi Hunters - Neal Bascomb
- Middle Grade: Rump - Liesl Shurtliff
- Picture books-fiction: The Invisible Boy - Trudy Ludwig & Patrice Barton
- Picture books-non-fiction: Beatrice's Goat - Page McBrier
- Poetry - It's BIRTH-DAY is today: Water Can Be - Laurie Purdie Salas
This book is wonderful for a variety of reasons: non-fiction connections, different structures, & Laura is preparing lots of teacher support for using the book with students.
- Adult: The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap - Wendy Welch
And for poetry month, here we go! Tomorrow I'll share the many links I know in the blogger world where others are doing amazing challenges in writing poems this month.
But today begins the Kitlitosphere Progressive Poem, created and hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem. A poet writes a line and adds it each day, until we have a marvelous group poem at the end of the month. I'm writing on the 24th, and Tara Smith is ending the poem on the 30th! Be sure to visit to see how it's coming along! This is the third year!
Here’s a little invitation
for tap tapping on the stage
with poetry celebration.
In April it’s the rage!
You’ll find the hip-hop and ballet,
the waltz’s musicality,
The rhythm in the words convey
the fourth dimensionality!
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Have a terrific week everyone!