Friday, January 7, 2011

Are You My Newbery? Discovery Middle School Mock Newbery Results

We spent the last two meetings discussing our top books and trying to come up with a consensus.  We had two rounds of voting with our final being

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Keeper by Kathi Appelt

I am exhausted but proud.  The students argued and pulled out books and looked at passages.  They were intense.  I really appreciated the hard work they put into this club!  We will meet on Monday to watch the webcast with our fingers crossed!


  1. I guess I need to read my copy of The Cardturner which is sitting on my desk at work. One Crazy Summer and The Dreamer I agree with but I'm not sure about Keeper. We'll see on Monday...

  2. I had to curtail the discussion on Keeper! Students in the club are in 6th and 7th grade and some thought middle was too slow but others liked how it kept circling but you learned more about the characters. They couldn't believe how "realistic" the animals were. They read excerpts from the book and pointed and yelled. It was HEATED! But, the student who presented won everyone over in the end! It was tight between Keeper and One Crazy Summer.

  3. Thanks so much for commenting on the Eva Perry Mock Newbery blog... It is wonderful to see students loving books!


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