Design by Amber of Shelf Notes
I read a small amount of middle grade books, mainly because I teach middle grade aged students. In New Zealand we have our class all day, and teach everything. Literacy time is our favourite time of the day, and there is huge disappointment if we don't have it. I run the Daily Five as advocated by the two sisters, Joan and Gail. I love it and the students love it. The students have a lot of choice in it and it runs so smoothly.
Rather than list a number of books we made a very short video sharing some of the books we are reading at present. I find if you can latch students into a series it hooks students, and by the time they finish it they are happy then to move to something else. Word of mouth works wonders too, you'll notice many of the boys are reading a British author who is popular with them at the moment. Well actually many of the girls are reading him too.I apologise for some voices being a little quiet, the students are so used to being quiet during literacy time that is was like breaking a taboo to talk during it!