Sunday, June 24, 2007
Read Together Sign Up
Are you in?
Amanda and I have big plans. We have started Secret of Red Gate Farm for our first read-aloud (her idea since I have never read a Nancy Drew book in my life--can you believe it?--and she fell in love with her this year and wants to share the excitement with me).
I am reading Ella Enchanted (it's good) and am going to let her read it when I'm finished so we can discuss it.
If I get ambitious, we might tackle Little Women, but we might hold off on that. She is trying to read all the Nutmeg nominees (our state's award that is chosen by third and fourth grade students), and wants me to read some of those as well that she has enjoyed, especially Jackie's Wild Seattle.
I'm going to have to struggle to keep up with her, because she reads at a fiendish pace. However, at minimum we're going to keep one read-aloud going at all times and we can discuss that as we go along. Edited to clarify: You do NOT have to read aloud together. The idea is to simply read what your kids are reading and then discuss it in some way.
If you have any questions, let me know. Otherwise, simply link to a specific post announcing your intent to Read Together. You can write a specific post detailing some ideas or plans, or you can simply link up to the post that I have seen from some of you spreading the word this week (thanks!). There is not going to be a closing sign-up date. The mission will run through August 27, at which point all reviews must be posted, so as long as you link up here first, and post at least one review of a book shared, you are eligible for the prizes (more information on the prizes later).
A separate post and Mr. Linky will go next week so that you can begin linking reviews/results after each book you read together (or all at once at the end of the summer, if you prefer).