This week on days 5 and 6 (Friday and Monday), we’ll be thinking about independent reading. Not only is independent reading fun, it’s also good for you! Today, you’ll update your old reading log (if you have one) and turn it in via Google Classroom. Then you’ll down load a Semester 2 reading log, fill in what you read over the break, and add a comment to this blog about the most interesting thing you read.
I’ll get you started with an example. Over the break, I read several books. Since I don’t have a reading log, I’ll share them below; I’ve listed the authors first, and then the name of the books.
- Adil Jussawalla, I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky
- John Ashbery, Where Shall I Wander
- Keki N. Daruwalla, Under Orion
- Kenneth Koch, Sun Out
- R. Parthasarthy, Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets
All but one were collections of poetry. My favorite was I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky by Adil Jussawalla, in part because it was a mix of poetry, fiction and non-fiction essays. It is rare to see that kind of variety in a book. It was a just right book for me, which means it wasn’t written for middle schoolers. Although I chose the book for the poetry and fiction, which were great, what I loved most were the essays. They made me think about many things that I’ve never thought about before.
What about you? What was the most interesting book you read over the break–and why? Please write a couple of sentences in the comments below.