Thursday, 9 April 2015

Year 8's Top Ten Reads of Term 1, 2015

Our Year 8s are prolific readers thanks to Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge.

Term 1 of 2015 has seen this particular group of students really flourishing in their reading and I'm sure its because they have really embraced the concept of building a reading community across the Year 8 team. It is exciting to hear girls chatting excitedly before school about the book they finished the night before. It is exciting to see them bringing in piles of their own books to share with their friends. It is exciting to see them rushing to sign up for our daily Booksell roster. It is exciting to be part of the #kidsbookchat they lead fortnightly for readers around New Zealand. The reading community they have formed is undoubtedly contributing enormously to their individual growth as readers.

Last week, I surveyed them about their Term 1 favourites. Here are the results.


  1. Interesting to see different favourites from last year as well as some that continue to gauge our girls interests. Looks like I have a couple of books to read myself from this list. Thanks for sharing Bridget :)

  2. I just bought 2 titles on that list for my classroom library! I'm going to read then first.) It's so amazing to see and hear them so excited about reading. Go girls!