Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reading Aloud

I love to read aloud to students. As a middle school and high school librarian, it doesn't happen very often. That is one of the things that I really missed when I left elementary school and moved to the upper grades. This past week the sixth graders were studying poetry, and I offered to read Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson. It is a novel in verse, but I have it shelved in the poetry section. It is a cool story because you know that something is wrong with Lonnie's family situation, but you are not able to figure it out until halfway through the book. It has humor, but it is also very poignant. A sequel has been recently published. The sequel is written in letters rather than verse. I don't have a copy of the sequel yet, but it is on my purchase list.

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