Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
Ghost
The Bunker Diary
Echo
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
One
Updraft
All American Boys
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tie Breaker

I will keep this short and sweet. In the history of Smackdown, I have never had to break a tie. I have read both Code Name Verity and Counting by 7s. I enjoyed them both, although I was reminded that it took me a while to get into Code Name Verity. I have used beautiful sentences from both as a place for my students to start writing.

My tie breaking vote has to go to Counting by 7s. Why you ask? It is a book that does not require much, if any, of a sell. Code Name Verity was not a book that my students were interested to read at all, not even my very best readers.

5 comments:

  1. You could be my most favourite person right now... I was starting to think I was insane.

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  2. Arlene for mayor! Or Queen of The Universe!

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  3. Huzzah! I'm extremely happy with this outcome!

    (Now, Arlene, I have a list here of other important life decisions I could really use some help with...)

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  4. Bollocks. We have students reading Verity as we speak. Granted, they are excellent readers, but it proves the point that it can be accessible to grade 9 and up.

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