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Monday, January 12, 2009

Book Reading Goals - Parts 2, 3, and 4

I have a list of around 24 classics that my fellow teaching friend and I compiled and are slowly working our way through. I've added an additional 19 books that I want to read. I am going to alternate between these two lists with the hopes that I finish 10 classics each year for the next four years.

So, that's part 2 of my reading goal - read 10 classics.

I know I also want to read some non-fiction and had some conversations with the aforementioned Nonfiction Analysis teacher, one of the 7th grade Science teachers and one of the 7th grade Social Studies teachers. I will be looking for some good memoirs that don't have to be read in order and can be read aloud, some books on alternative fuel sources, and some books that give us a clearer picture on what's happening in the Middle East.

If possible, I would like to read some trade books that tie into the nonfiction I want to read.

You know, that all sounds like too much!! But, it's worth a shot.

Ok here are my goals:

1. Keep one master list of books I want to read - try to list them on the blog and review them when read.

2. Read 10 classics this year. Use the list from #1.

3. Read some nonfiction - preferably ones that would be useful to the seventh grade team.

4. Read some fiction that mirror the nonfiction titles.

Whew, it's only January and I'm overwhelmed. I'm going to try these out for a few months and see how things are going and see if I need to make some changes.

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