Thursday, May 17, 2018

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!

https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/

Check out recommended reading lists:  https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collections/17-18/2018-summer-reading-challenge-book-lists/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Book Spotlight: Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

Norta is divided into two people: Reds and Silvers. Silvers are the rulers, with special powers.  Reds are normal...expendable.

Mare & her family are Reds, her brothers sent to war to live & die for the nation. But when Mare somehow gets a job at the palace, she discovers a secret about herself.  She is a Red--but she has the powers of a Silver!


Can one person change the destiny of a nation?


Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review: I Have Lost My Way, by Gayle Forman

Three strangers meet by happenstance in Central Park.  All seem lost, in their own way. Freya is on the verge of becoming the next “big thing,” but her voice has failed her at a crucial time. Harun is from a traditional Muslim family, but he has fallen in love with James.  When he admits to his love that he is traveling abroad to find a wife to appease his family, James leaves him. Nathaniel has dealt with his father’s strange ways his entire life, but now he is truly alone in a strange city. What could bring these strangers together?

I Have Lost My Way, by Gayle Forman (author of If I Stay), dives into the idea that people, even strangers, can help each other find their way in life.  Even a chance meeting can change the course of an individual person’s path. If you enjoy reading how individuals can change their lives in a short time, you will enjoy I Have Lost My Way, by Gayle Forman.




Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SYNC--Free Audio Downloads All Summer!

AudioFile is again having free audio downloads through their summer program, SYNC, with 2 new downloads each week.



Check out the great titles for this summer!


SUMMER 2018 SYNC TITLE PAIRINGS

April 26 – May 2

May 3  – May 9

May 10  – May 16

May 17 – May 23

May 24 – May 30

May 31 – June 6

June 7 – June 13

June 14 – June 20

June 21 – June 27

June 28  – July 4

July 5 – July 11

July 12 – July 18

July 19 – July 25

Monday, May 7, 2018

Book Spotlight: I Will Always Write Back


Two penpals: one in Zimbabwe, one in Pennsylvania.

Caitlin is a typical American girl: worries about clothes & boys, busy with family & friends.
Martin lives in poverty with his parents and four siblings, and  worries about where his next meal will come from.


What could these two teens possibly have in common? How will their lives change through this unlikely friendship?

Friday, May 4, 2018

Moving from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership

https://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/moving-students-from-digital-citizenship-to-digital-leadership/

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Great American Read

In preparation for their new series, The Great American Read, PBS has published a list of the top 100 most-loved books in America.  How many have you read? Do you agree with the list?