Now that the end of the year is almost here, we're done with our Journeys intervention materials. I took this opportunity to pick a book to read to my students. The students and I have enjoyed this time together so much. We can't wait for the next real aloud session to find out what happens next. Now I'm just hoping we have time to get most of the book finished before the end of the year. (They'll have a chance to finish the book on their own, as I bought them each a copy as an end of the year gift.)
Knowing that my fifth grade boys love Gary Paulsen, I was very excited to find his book, Masters of Disaster at a great price from Scholastic Reading Clubs. Just looking at the cover, it seemed to be a departure from Hatchet and other titles I knew. I thought it would be fun to see just how different it really was. So far the book hasn't disappointed. Even my girls have begged to hear more!
I highly recommend you pick a great book to end your year with too. It's an experience I'm sure you'll all enjoy.