Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Did you order? {20 of 31 SOLSC}

What are you reading and where are you?  Our transition from a reading workshop mini lesson to independent reading guides our sharing circle each day.  I have one reader fixated on the Captain Awesome series who replies with his answer, tossing in the chapter he is on too.  Every time he shares the chapter he is on, I remember the day our reading conference was about the difference between pages and chapters.  He then adds, "Did you order number 9 yet?"  I replied, "no but let's do that today during reading."  Then I realize I purchased 7 and 8, maybe even 6 so maybe I should check the public library.  Together we find a list of books in the series.  He giggles at each upcoming title.  Watching him anticipate the new book coming, giggle, and be interested is pure joy.  

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for not only bringing together a community of writers but inviting us to push the pencil daily and nudge our writerly life.


  1. Kids will NEVER let you forget to get those books, especially in this day of one-click ordering. :)
    Last week my fourth graders made a wish list and said, "We will help you with Amazon!"
    Thank goodness for voracious readers and the public library!

  2. Love this! You have cultivated a love of reading for this student! I love when kids find a book (or series!) that motivates them to read. How awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  3. He has really fallen in love with this series. What a delight to witness the making of a reader.

  4. If only we had the funds to fill every student's wish list. What fun to watch a reader develop and take off.

  5. Such a great slice -- that is engagement! You helped him on his way to being a lifelong reader! What a way to end my day. Thank you