I love October. I fall for all things pumpkin and leaves and warm coffee. The inspirational books from this month were very deliberate, and yet they all sort of fell into place naturally. I am going to be reading Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes with my classes this month in preparation for her author's visit to Kalamazoo in November. We will be writing ghost personal narratives while studying this mentor text, and also learning skills in scene writing, dialogue, snapshots, and imagery. Some other things I am excited about this month:
My husband and my birthday are on the same day this month.
Michigan Council for Teachers of English is this month! I am presenting on mentor texts and receiving an award!
I am presenting in my district about mentor texts this month.
Jason Reynolds Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks comes out on the 8th!
The FIRST marking period of the year comes to a close this month.
The FIRST round of parent/teacher conferences is this month.
I speak at Western Michigan University to a group of pre-service teachers this month.