Rainy Saturday Mornings

I love early Saturday mornings when it rains.  Everything at home slows down.  Breakfast is later.  Special coffee is brewed.  The Rainy Day Jazz CD fills the air with quiet rhythm.  I let the week roll off me and begin to relax.

Relaxation for me also includes reading.  I eagerly opened up my online journals and was immediately immersed in the  top 30 sites listed in Choice Literacy.  The early hours of the morning slipped away as I ventured from site to site.  All 30 sites have wonderful things in them, but here are a few I especially found interesting.

Video Read Alouds (Can we take this further by having our kids create the video Read Aloud?)

Video Book Trailers (Can we take this further by having our kids create their own trailers for their favorite books?)

The Boy Reader Blog

Five Great Book Blogs

How a Poem Happens

The National Writing Project–30 Ideas

Web Tools 4U2Use (Great site for helping us integrate technology and curriculum)

Here is the link to the Choice Literacy list.  http://www.choiceliteracy.com/public/1110.cfm

Rainy Saturday mornings, Hazelnut coffee, favorite journals, and jazz–what can be better than this?

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