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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Are You My Newbery 2011? - What the Students Think

The CardturnerI'm running my first student Mock Newbery club this year and I was privileged to assist Kris Springer with her student Mock Newbery club.

We both had students turn in their top three books in preparation for our final discussion and voting meetings.




Discovery Middle School Mock Newbery Club (in order of points):
  1. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
  2. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  3. Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
  4. Saving Sky by Diane Stanley
  5. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  6. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  7. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
  8. Keeper by Kathi Appelt
  9. Scumble by Ingrid Law
  10. Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord
  11. The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee Frazier
  12. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  13. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  14. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
  15. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
St. Joseph Public Library Mock Newbery Club (in order of points):


1. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
2. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
3. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
4. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
5. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
7. Scumble by Ingrid Law
8. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
9. The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
10. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
11. The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
12. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
13. Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
14. The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee Frazier
15. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

I made a change in our school reading list that is reflected in our totals.  Did I unduly influence the students?  Something to think about! What can you guys infer from these final reading lists?

1 comment:

  1. If you influenced them, it was in a positive, guiding sort of way. Recommending reading that inspires or provokes thought or presents issues of importance to young readers is appropriate for teachers, librarians or any mentor. That's MHO.

    Of the books on your list that I've read, I'd say you selected some excellent stories.

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