Friday, May 9, 2014

A Book A Day {Day 8}

***Day 8***

This was a book I read when I was in 5th grade.  I was part of a small group of TAG students and we were pulled out for a small reading group. I don't remember how I felt about that, but I do remember that one of the first books we were assigned was The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. This is not my book for today. Honestly, I have not been able to reread the book yet, due to feelings of angst. I'm sure that it is actually a good book, but my small reading group hated it! I don't think any of us actually read the entire book. This drove our TAG teacher crazy. She knew that we were all really good readers so that was not our problem. We were so happy when we were finally finished with that book. We were definitely hesitant on our next book. Luckily, that book ended up being Frindle!

My current school reading program (5th grade) uses part of Frindle for the first week of unit 1. When I was the advanced 4th grade reading class teacher for my first 2 years, I would use this as a read a loud. The kids loved it! The main character is so fun and relatable.   It also as a great twist ending! 

Next year, I am moving to 5th grade. I will be teaching intervention reading, on grade level math, and social studies. We are going to use Frindle as a novel study. There were so many choices on TPT to choose from when looking for resources! I finally settled on this novel study packet from  Jessica Lawler at Joy in the Journey. It looks great and I'm hopeful for next year!


  1. My 5th graders always enjoy reading Frindle in small groups. I've taught every grade level and 5th grade is by far my favorite! I'm really hoping I get to stay in 5th next year. I haven't heard what I'm doing yet. Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. I hope you get to stay too! I'm really excited about moving up. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)