Presentation on theme: "Books that made a difference to…. Ms. Schemberger 8 th grade Language Arts teacher Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet is my favorite heroine."— Presentation transcript:
Books that made a difference to…. Ms. Schemberger 8 th grade Language Arts teacher Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet is my favorite heroine in literature—smart, strong, independent. Ironically, I hated this book when I was forced to read it in 10 th grade. It’s my favorite book now. The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls TRUE story that shows how anyone can overcome a bad situation. I learned that your family doesn’t always define who you are. Marcello in the Real World By Francisco X. Stork This book puts you inside the mind of a person with Asperger’s syndrome. Funny, maddening, and mysterious-- great book. Harry Potter By J.K. Rowlings I want to live at Hogwarts, ride the train, have dinner at the Weasely’s, yell at the Dursleys, watch Quidditch, eat at Honeydukes. Enough said. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie A funny, heartbreaking story about the life of Native American teen who leaves the “rez” for a white kids’ school. Wemberly Worried By Kevin Henkes I’ve read this book MANY times to my children who worry, worry, worry. Wemberly always made them feel better. Any book by Kevin Henkes (Wisconsin author!) is amazing. Honorable Mention: Goodnight Moon, The Hungry Caterpillar, anything by Katie Fforde, The Red Tent, Fergus, The Shack, The Other Boleyn Girl, Water for Elephants, The Poisonwood Bible, The Book Thief, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Da Vinci Code, Unwind, Outliers, Catching Fire, The Truth About Forever, Saving CeCe Honeycutt, Owen, Freak the Mighty, Whirligig.
Books that made a difference to…. ____________________________________ y our name Title: _______________________ By _______________________ Why? Honorable Mention: (Optional if you can’t narrow your choices) Think of books you’ve really enjoyed, books that are memorable, books you loved, and/or books that taught you something. You don’t need to fill in all the boxes. There’s room below if you have trouble narrowing your list. Under Why? you can give a brief explanation of the book and/or tell why it made a difference to you. Extra Credit Title: _______________________ By _______________________ Why? Title: _______________________ By _______________________ Why? Title: _______________________ By _______________________ Why? Title: _______________________ By _______________________ Why? Title: _______________________ By _______________________ Why?
Books that made a difference to…. Ms. Southworth 8 th social studies teacher Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins I love, love, love this book. I couldn’t put it down. A Life Time Affair By Stephanie Lynn TRUE story of Stephanie’s journey living her life by doing what she is passionate about. Horses…. This book explains me and why I am the way I am! Bonus she is my trainer. The Black Stallion By Walter Farley I loved the imagery and the relationship between a boy and his horse. It was my favorite series when I was young. I used to play horses all the time. Harry Potter By J.K. Rowlings My daughter and I read the whole series to each other and it was a great bonding time. We love Hogwarts, and she is convinced that she will get a letter telling her that she gets to go to school there. Because of mr. terupt By Rob Buyea Touching story about 5 th grade students self- discovery and the impact that a teacher can have. Owen By Kevin Henkes I’ve read this book MANY times to my daughter Reese who has her own blanket (T-T). She loves everything that Owen does to keep his blanket. Any book by Kevin Henkes (Wisconsin author!) is amazing. Honorable Mention: I wish that I had Duck Feet, Uglies, Pretties, Specials series, Any historical fiction book by Ann Rinadli, Laura Ingalls Wilder series, Unwind, Twilight series, Out of my Mind, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Help