Middle School Reading, Open Books, Uncategorized

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant is a winner of the Newbery Medal.  This book tenderly takes you through the stages of grief of a young elementary aged child, intended for readers of middle school ages. What I disliked: The ending.  I didn't get it.  It just ended. We used this as part of our fifth… Continue reading Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

Becky's Favorite Books, Middle School Reading, Open Books, Uncategorized

The Tapper Twins by Geoff Rodkey

You guys.  This is one of my all time favorite middle school chapters books.  Well, now, anyways since it wasn't around when I was a kid. I lead a book club for fifth graders.  The teacher requires the books to be a specific lexile (in our case 800-1200), the girls wanted a humorous book, and… Continue reading The Tapper Twins by Geoff Rodkey

Middle School Reading, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

I need your help!

In our school district, the teachers invite parents as Book Club Leaders for the fifth grade.  A dozen or so of us show up dutifully each week to invite the kids into our world of reading.  It is enjoyable to see other book lovers in my community, devoted adults hoping to inspire kids to see… Continue reading I need your help!