I finished two books. I finished my Scaffolding Young Writers book and enjoyed it. It gave me some new perspective for reaching my students. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to "beef up" their writing workshop.
Finally, I read my new novel, When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. It was a good book. The mystery kept me reading on, and I liked the characters in it. I appreciated the main character's growing knowledge of relationships. Miranda was a very believable character. As a fan of A Wrinkle in Time, I also liked its tie-in to the story line. I did enjoy the storyline although I thought it was a little predictable. This book would be pretty hard for most of my 3rd graders. The plot is a little hard to follow even for my best readers. I would recommend this book to middle school students--esp. girls.