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text 2017-03-10 15:10
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? - Brian P. Cleary,Jenya Prosmitsky

This is a book about adjective. It is filled with adjectives to the brim. I would use this to introduce adjectives in my classroom.

Lexile Level: NP

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text 2017-02-28 17:21
Sci-Fi and Scary Coolthulhu Crew 2017 Challenge-February Update
Fatale Deluxe Edition Volume 2 (Fatale DLX Ed Hc) - Elizabeth Breitweiser,Ed Brubaker,Sean Phillips
The Disembodied - Anthony Hains
Mongrels - Stephen Graham Jones

 

I am participating in a Horror Reading Challenge over at the Sci-Fi and Scary blog. You can sign up yourself at the Sci-Fi and Scary Blog here: Sci-Fi and Scary

 

This month I've read 3 books towards the challenge:

 

 

Fatale Deluxe Edition Volume 2

 

The Disembodied by Anthony Hains

 

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

 

February total: 3

January Total: 5

 

Grand Total: 8

 

 

 

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review 2017-02-27 21:44
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? - Brian P. Cleary,Jenya Prosmitsky

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary is part of a great series on different parts of speech. It teaches about adjectives. The illustrations and text are engaging. 

 

I would use this book to introduce or review adjectives. We could identify adjectives we see around the room, or work in groups to identify the most adjectives in the room in a time frame.

 

Developmental Reading Assessment Level - 34

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text 2017-01-30 13:16
Sci-Fi and Scary Coolthulhu Crew 2017 Challenge
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 - Cliff Rathburn,Charlie Adlard,Tony Moore,Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Compendium 2 - Charlie Adlard,Robert Kirkman
Ubo - Steve Rasnic Tem
Infernal Parade - Clive Barker,Bob Eggleton
Fatale Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC - Ed Brubaker

I decided to participate in the Sci-Fi and Scary blog's Horror Challenge for 2017. It's the first time for me participating in such a thing and I'm still trying to figure it all out. 

 

I think I did okay, though-I read four horror books-which is actually kind of low for me, but I've read a few crime noir  comics, some grit lit and a police procedural/thriller.

 

Coolthulhu Crew badge, here I come! 

 

The Walking Dead Compendiums 1 & 2

Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem

Infernal Parade by Clive Barker

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Deluxe Edition)

 

January Books Read for Challenge: 5

 

 

You can enter the challenge yourself hereSci Fi and Scary 2017 Horror Reading Challenge

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review 2017-01-20 15:56
I need my Monster
I Need My Monster - Amanda Noll,Howard McWilliam

This book is a great book to read with parents and to inspire creativity in students. It is about the main character who tries out different "monsters under his bed" until his designated monster comes back from vacation. Parents could use this book to help their children not be so scared of monsters under the bed. Teachers could get students to create their own monster under the bed and write about it. Also, a teacher could use this book to discuss what fears the students might have like spiders or heights. They could make connections and also write about their fear/how to overcome it. It could be a good book to read near Halloween. There is a version that has an actor who reads this book aloud. Using the video could also help with modeling fluency. I think that parents or teachers could read this book to kindergartners-third graders. I feel like those are the age groups that would enjoy it the most.

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