Monday, December 13, 2010

Transition Trail ~ Help Wanted!

Please help Old Buck! 

If you spot a TRANSITION in one of the books you're reading, publish it here!

Any other help you could offer Old Buck about TRANSITIONS would be appreciated!

If you can, put your transition in bold...Old Buck can't see too well!

Book titles can be fancied up with a little HTML code!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"The Farmer's Luck" - Read by Mr. Salsich's Father

Here at The Reading Round-Up, we like to invite real live readers in to share their love of words and stories with all of us! Being read to is not only pleasurable, but you can learn a lot too!

★ Our first guest in the saddle is Mr. Salsich, Sr.! ★

On Friday, December 3rd Mr. Salsich's class met "the real" Mr. Salsich - his dad, Hamilton Salsich!

It got a little confusing having two "Mr. Salsich's" in the room, so the students got to call their teacher "Mr. Salsich Jr." for a little while. "Mr. Salsich Sr." is also a teacher. He teaches reading and writing to 8th and 9th grade students.

He read a couple of short stories from the book Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth.

The stories in this book are a little strange.
They are supposed to make the reader think about their meaning or message.

The message of a book can also be called its "theme."

See if you can think of the theme of this story from Zen Shorts that "Mr. Salsich Sr." read:

What do you think this story is about?
Does it have a theme?

What book have you read that had a theme?
What was its message?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

We've Earned an Edublog Nomination!

The Reading Round-Up just lassoed a humdinger of an honor!

Click on this link to cast your vote!

Best Group Blog - The Reading Round-Up!
(Sheriff Yollis & Sheriff Salsich)