Author Archives: ajanacek

A Book of Coupons Book Blog

Book: Morgenstern, Susie. A Book of Coupons. New York: Viking, 1999. Genre: Realistic Fiction. Audience: 5th-12th. Read-Alouds: This Read-Aloud shows Mr. Noel’s characterization. He is an optimist because he sets his sights on love instead of hate. This tells the reader information about Mr. Noel’s character. This Read-Aloud demonstrates … Continue reading

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The Art of Keeping Cool Book Blog

Book: Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Art of Keeping Cool. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Fiction. Audience: 6th-9th grade. Read-Alouds: The first Read-Aloud shows Elliot’s character and his characterization. The second Read-Aloud illustrates how the town treated Hoffman and the … Continue reading

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Going Bovine Book Blog

Book: Bray, Libba. Going Bovine. City: New York, Delacorte Press, 2009. Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Audience: 10th-12th grade. Read-Alouds: Read-aloud one goes with the theme of friendship. Cameron is not popular. The only people he is friends with at school are the stoners. Read-aloud … Continue reading

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American Born Chinese Book Blog

Book: Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006. Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy. Audience: 6th-12th grade. Read-Alouds: This Read-Aloud deals with the theme of forgiveness. The Second Read-Aloud shows how Jin’s class thought Suzy and Jin are the same race because both of … Continue reading

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Paper Town Book Talk

Here is the book talk on John Green’s novel Paper Town.

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Wintergirls Book Blog

Book: Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. New York: Penguin Group, 2009. Genre: Realistic Fiction. Audience: 9th-12th grade. Read-Aloud: This passage illustrates the colorful image driven language Anderson uses in her novel. The second Read-Aloud shows Cassie and Lei’s friendship. Summary: Lei is an anorexia senior in high school … Continue reading

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I am the Messenger Book Blog

Book: Zusak, Marjus. I am the Messenger. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Audience: 10th-12th grade. Read Alouds: This Read Aloud describes Ritchie’s character, and also shows how little the friends know about each other. The second Read Aloud demonstrates the … Continue reading

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