I'm between book club novels right now... So, what's a teacher to do? I know my students are reading and thankfully, my students are AVID readers this year. But after our shared connections & conversations during Rules, I wanted a way for my classes to connect through a novel without putting together an entire book club. So, I'm going back to basics with a magical read aloud.
My book choice?
Of course, I had to choose one my favorite books of the year - Crenshaw! My students and I had been counting down to the release and since it has an insane wait-list from the book raffle, I think they'll be super excited.
How am I going to make this a magical experience?
Today, I set the mood for Crenshaw's arrival. I put up my purple Christmas lights and plan on getting a black light before our reading on Thursday. Students all day today noticed and inquired about the purple lights. I told them they were from a special friend.
How do you conjure up reading magic?