I consider one of my most important jobs my responsibility to introduce stories and genres to the students who would be most intrigued by them. For 2nd grade, I try to find early chapter books and beginning reader series that will capture the students’ interest and hopefully get them asking for the next book. Without fail, I end up with at least two or three takers every week who want to get the next book in the series!
This week 2nd grade read the first book in the Owl Diaries series, Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott. At first, many of the boys thought the cover was too “girly,” but soon they were all loving the colorful illustrations and silly story!
I have six Owl Diaries books here in the library. Students kindergarten and older all love them!
As for third grade, I knew they would need something a little more provocative to get their attention. That’s when I thought of the brand new version of The Odyssey by Gillian Cross that I purchased this summer. It was a HUGE hit!
Let’s just say, having students brainstorm how they would escape from a Cyclops cave is a great way to start a class! I had more students taking out books from the Mythology section than ever before!
I hope your second and third graders were intrigued this week! 4th and 5th grade are enjoying the novels we’re reading together and preK-1 read picture books about nature to celebrate some actual autumn weather. Enjoy your Monday off and the extra day for reading!