Day 11: June 11 My Prompt I love to respond…
Blogging About Reading
Okay, so I will be honest here. This is my first post I have ever made on a blog. (It will most likely be my longest post too!) I am really excited, and a little nervous. I thought I would share some of my thoughts about why I decided to start this blog in the hopes that if you have advice or tips, you would share.
I am a middle school English Language Arts/Social Studies teacher. I teach reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and ancient history. This August will be the start of my fourth year of teaching and I know it’s going to be a great year.
I love being an English teacher because I get to talk about books. All. Day. Long. My students love to share their books, they love to hear about my recommendations, and I love to help them become better and stronger readers. We are all capable of loving books-we just need to find that one book that makes you obsessed. That makes you feel whole and inspired. That makes you go crazy and become a book dragon. I love to see my “non-book dragons” become book dragons.
Through this blog, I hope to share my ideas on books in order to help my students if they need new book suggestions. I hope to have other teachers and even students share their thoughts and reviews on here as well. I also hope to share some of my “mini-lessons” that will help others become stronger and more confident readers.
Let’s face it, middle school (11-12 years old) is a memorable, yet complicated time. Middle schoolers are leaving childhood and stepping into adulthood, yet they aren’t adults yet. I want to give my students the confidence and skills needed to be successful on this crazy journey called life.
Enjoy my blog and please share your thoughts.
My “to be read” list. So far, I have 2 pages full of books to read and review!
I’m looking forward to following your blog. It IS so fun to talk about books and make those recommendations. I like be reading recommendations from my students as well. So B. It, and Like a Brother were my two favorites that my students suggested for me this past school year. Both were fantastic.
Can’t wait to get fresh ideas and insights from you in the coming weeks/months.
Thank you! I am excited, and a little nervous, on writing these reviews and other book related posts. If you have any other book ideas or want to write a review, let me know!