Save Me a Seat
By Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Lexile Level 780
Looking for the perfect read aloud to get your school year off to a good start? Grab a copy of Save Me a Seat and start reading. Not only will your students enjoy the humorous plot and voices, but it’s an easy lead into discussing why it’s so important to talk with people to get to know them, instead of assuming you know them by their appearance and/or reputation. In addition, the book’s dual narrators, Joe and Ravi, dish up voices that are often overlooked in middle grade novels. Joe, receives special education services, and Ravi, is a recent immigrant to the United States. For the final course, readers can follow the recipes in the back of the book and bake up one or both of the desserts. Enjoy!
Here's a link to Sarah Weeks website with the book overview: sarahweeks.com/books/save-me-a-seat/overview/
Day 24 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!