The blog faithful are fully aware of my passion for books. I jump on a book bandwagon quicker than I pounce on Chocolate cake! So, of course, being the school holidays, I have turned to that pile of books that I have been "waiting" to read. However, it has been put on hold (yet again) because I have reading to do for school.
A year 9 class that I work with will be reading The Hunger Games for their novel study next semester. I am sick of working in classes and only having a marginal concept of the general themes in the book, so The Hunger Games was first on my list. I just finished it, and it is excellent! It is the first in a trilogy, so now I have to wait for my inevitable return to school so I can borrow the next book from the library. I don't know how their teacher (a fan of the book) managed to wait in between the release of the books! At least I only have to wait two weeks! I am really looking forward to discussing this book with the students and of course the teacher in me has already got a load of activities and discussion questions bouncing around my brain.
There is also a neat little stack of text books about reading instruction, listening skills and lesson planning. Doesn't that sound riveting?!