With the best of intentions, I fully intended to write this blog on Monday, but ….. life happened! Perhaps it was not the smartest decision to take two graduate classes, while teaching full time, and during Speech season. My full-time job, teaching seventh, eigth and ninth graders English, and two sections of High School Speech, plus coaching our High School Speech Team, has left little in the way of time. So, if you see that time has spun away from me, you will now understand.
I started this week reading Crossover by Kwane Alexander. This novel in verse is the perfect to get boys (and athletes in general) into poetry. The story line if relatable and it is incredibly well-written. I’m excited to share this book with the large male population in my classes.
In addition, I’ve started to read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. This is an interesting piece of historical fiction. Many of my friends have highly recommended it. So far, I have not been disappointed.
These are the two books I am focused on this week, although I have others on the back-burner so to speak. Happy reading.