Final: #bookaday Challenge

Final: #bookaday Challenge

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The #bookaday challenge from Donalyn Miller is over. My goal was to read 73 books from May 19 to July 31. I have a complete list of the books I read here.

What I Learned

I learned many things from challenging myself to read a book a day this summer.

  • I made more time to read throughout the day.
  • I used all kinds of media to read my books: audiobooks, Kindle, phone, and physical books.
  • I find true happiness when I walk into the library with my daughter to find books.
  • I can read audiobooks successfully (I struggle sometimes).
  • I can enjoy audiobooks (again, I have struggled in the past).
  • My daughter and I reread a lot of books (which I didn’t count).
  • I began devoting twenty minutes each night to reading books to my daughter. She is four and we have started some chapter books. I am loving it!
  • I have read the Chronicles of Narnia series, completely.
  • I learned to abandon books a little quicker.

My Favorite Memories

  • Visiting the library with my daughter.
  • Reading her first chapter book, My Father’s Dragon.
  • Reading The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller in a day and becoming inspired to start my school year.

My Favorite Books

  • My Father’s Dragon: My daughter’s first chapter book!
  • The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller (reading teachers out there, this is a MUST READ!)
  • The Shadow Lands by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Beartown by Frederik Backman
  • The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor

Reflections

I definitely enjoyed this challenge. My daughter will be five next summer and I know that we will embrace this challege together again. I am excited to challenge her the summer she learns to read. I must wait a little longer.

It was a great summer of reading!

 

I am a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

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