Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Still Learning to Read: Books We Love!

This is one of a series of blog posts that continue the conversation around Still Learning to Read--teaching reading to students in grades 3-6.  This series will run on the blog on Tuesdays starting in August 2016 and continue through the school year.

I love watching the tastes in the classroom change.  I love watching a student read a book and then that student recommends it to another and another and another. I love watching how books are informally passed around the classroom as readers know each other's tastes as readers.

This week, we worked on creating book reviews--we chose books we thought other 3rd graders would love to read. And we collected the book reviews on a Padlet.  So this Padlet is a glimpse into our classroom--the books that are currently popular.  Take some time to visit the Padlet, share it with your students and let us know if you read anything we recommend.  We hope you enjoy some of the books we love!

You can visit our Padlet here.



  1. Thank you for sharing. I love seeing your student's work. I was wondering if they wrote it out first on paper or was all the writing done right on to the computer?

    1. This time they wrote it on paper. We do lots of different things so kids can see what works for them. Sometimes they compose on devices. Other times they don't. Whatever works:-)

  2. What a great idea to take them public in a Padlet. We are getting ready to write some too in second grade.

  3. Shared your Padlet with my third graders- we love lots of the same books! Are your students going to do the March Slice of Life Challenge? Some of my students will (optional). It would be fun to connect our kids.


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