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My Reading Story: SOL 7

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My reading tells the story
of where I am
right now.

Amy Silverman's My heart can't even believe it.
An autobiography about a woman
and her daughter's
down syndrome .

Anthony Browne's The Shape Game.
A memoir story about a boy
and his first trip 
to a museum.

J.K. Rowling's The Sorcerer's Stone.
A large illustrated edition
read aloud 
to my children.

Helen Oyeymi's Boy, Snow, Bird.
A twist on the fairy tale
Snow White.

My reading tells the story
of where I am
right now.


  1. I have often felt that there were 'seasons' to my reading life too. I love how you captured this spirit in a poem.

  2. A reading list to explore within a poem; so much nicer than the bestseller list in the paper. :-) My personal reading is in a spiritual phase at the moment, but I'm feeling a need to escape into fiction soon. Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Your reading life has taken a step forward. A wonderful legacy to your kids and students.

  4. I love the idea that our reading tells part of our story. What a beautiful lens to look through.

  5. Lovely and oh so true. I always think so much about how books and stories shape me.

  6. I love how you shared your reading and what it says about your reading life.

  7. I read your poem and thought of the stack of books by my bedside table...yes, our reading is a reflection of us, and the lives we lead.

  8. What a lovely way to share where you are.

  9. Perfect! I see the stacks of books line by line. Lovely.

  10. What a great idea for a slice! Loved reading about your reading life.

  11. I really LOVE how you made what you're reading in the form of a poem. It was very powerful and really cool to see what the different things you're reading mean to you!

  12. Love how you told your story through books -- very creative. Amazing how much I could learn about you through the books you are reading. What a great idea to do with kids?

  13. I teach a Literacy Development class for the ELA department in my district. We start the class with what I call a THREE TEXTS INTRODUCTION, where teacher have to share things they are currently reading. We learn so, so, so much about each other from that activity.


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