Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Workshop Wednesday Linky with Jivey!

Hi Bloggy Guys and Gals!

We are linking up with the super fab Jivey for Workshop Wednesday.  Check out her blog HERE.  Today's topic is our favorite book for guided reading groups.

How to choose, how to choose?  Emily and I had different picks until we both settled on one.  We originally chose Frindle and Because of Winn Dixie, but we see that some other awesome teachers picked those two.  They are good, y'all are right!!

Another favorite of ours is Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.  Shiloh is the story of a young boy named Marty who lives in the foothills of West Virginia.  Marty finds a dog and names him Shiloh, but quickly learns the dog belongs to Judd Travers.  Judd is an abusive man that wants his dog back immediately.  Marty is faced with a moral dilemma, should he give the dog back to Judd or lie to protect Shiloh from abuse?

Your students will become CAPTIVATED with this story.  It promises incredible discussion about values, friendship, heartache, and the importance of family.  Shiloh is a Newberry Award Winner and an absolute joy to teach!  There will be giggles, tears, and everything in between.  It is a level R, in case y'all use Fountas and Pinnell letters.

Thanks for reading.  Enjoy the rest of your week!  Happy Hump Day!


  1. Aaaah Shiloh! I haven't read that in so long! I love it! Thanks for linking up! :)
    ideas by jivey
    Follow ideas by jivey on Facebook!

  2. I love Kate DiCamillo!! I sort of talked about her in my pick too, and Because of Winn Dixie is one of my favorites. I forgot about Frindle!! Another good one!!

    Collaboration Cuties

  3. I LOVE all those books you mentioned too:) Seeing all these book titles just makes me feel good!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. Great selection of books! You can't go wrong with any of the titles. Thanks for sharing.

    Foreman Teaches

  5. I love all of your book choices!! :). I'm Brandee, your newest follower.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners