Reading Challenge

For the rest of the semester, I wanted to choose a challenge that would help me the most in my teaching career. Since I am planning to teach elementary and the middle grades, I thought I should read a little bit of both!

For my reading challenge, I want to read at least 5 picture books and 2 middle level books per week. When choosing the books, I have found multiple lists that have the “Most Popular” ones and these lists will be what I plan on basing my challenge on!

This challenge is very important to me because I think it is so cool to have already read the books that your students could be reading. This could help the students in discussions or if the students have any questions about the story, they can come talk to you!

This week I have already finished my picture books and my middle level picks are “Wonder” and “Double Fudge”. Of course these all will be featured in more detail in my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?!” post this coming Monday.

If anyone has suggestions for me, I would love to hear them in the comments!

Until next time,



8 thoughts on “Reading Challenge”

  1. I really enjoyed reading about your challenges and plans have made for the rest of the semester. I think it was a great idea tow do both elementary and middle grade books. I think your challenges are reachable. I wish you the best of luck throughout the semester. Thank you for some the books you said you read this week. They are great suggestions to read.


  2. I love your challenge! I challenged myself to something similar. I love reading picture books but the middle school level books I fell like I get more out of personally. I do however want to teach kinder or fist grade so I need to focus on the picture books as well. Please feel free to post some of your favorite lists for recommendations. Thanks you!


  3. That is awesome that you want to read 5 picture books and 2 more books this semester through the week that is going above and beyond and that you have the time to get reading done great blog.


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