Thursday, August 21, 2008

Summer is streaking by!

I love Librarything.com - just a quick plug there -
I have spent a bit of time cataloging my books on thier site and have joined a couple groups. I am 24 books into my 50 book challenge. I have just finished reading Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series; and have also spent a lot of time with Nora Roberts and her trilogies this summer. School is approaching quickly and with it much less time to read for my personal pleasure, but will still be reading. I am looking for great read-a-louds for seventh and eighth graders. Any ideas, please let me know.

2 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Bev--

Here is a list of books that a sixth grade teacher is planning to read aloud. Might be something there to start with--

http://thereadingzone.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/possible-read-alouds/

Brenda said...

Here are some ideas for possible
7th and 8th grade read alouds:(Random order)
Touching Spirit Bear-Mikaelson
Graduation of Jake Moon-Parks
Mick Harte Was Here-Parks
Escaping the Giant Wave-Kehret
Schooled-Korman
No More Dead Dogs-Korman
Hope Was Here- Joan Bauer
Speak-Anderson
Jason's Gold-Hobbs
Boy At War-Mazer
Among the Hidden-Haddix
Stargirl-Spinelli
City of Ember-DuPrau
Hoot-Hiassen
Flush-Hiassen
Rules-Lord
Pictures of Hollis Woods-Giff
Things Not Seen-Clements
Weekend in the Woods-Clements
Zach's Lie-Smith
Soldier Boys-Hughes
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie-Sonnenblick
Notes from the Midnight Driver-Sonnenblick
Schwa Was Here-Schusterman
Dark Side of Nowhere-Schusterman
Full Tilt-Schusterman
Buddha Boy-Koja
Ruby Holler-Creech
Last Dog on Earth-Ehrenhaft
Leepike Ridge-N. D. Wilson
Ostrich Eye-Beth Cooley
The Rising Star of Rusty Nail-Lesley M. M. Blume
Catch a Tiger by the Toe-Ellen Levine
Word Eater-Mary Amato
Halfway to the Sky-Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Pinballs-Byars
Al Capone Does My Shirts-Choldenko
Red Kayak-Cummings
Nowhere to Call Home-DeFelice
Breadwinner-Ellis
Gold Threaded Dress-Marsden
Blizzard's Wake-Naylor
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl-Oates
Last Book in the Universe-Philbrick
Grover G. Graham and Me-Quattlebaum
Doing Time Online-Siebold
Memory Boy-Weaver
Emako Blue-Woods