Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Semester Equals New Books

A new semester of school always brings a new selection of books to my fingertips. Most of the time I groan because college textbooks are so expensive. But this semester, along with my groans came the hope in the back of my mind that some of the books would actually be enjoyable.
I'm taking 5 classes this semester, 4 in person and one online.

Teaching Reading: Do I really Have to Teach Reading? Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy
Adolescent Psychology: Adolescence Adolescent Portraits
Classroom Assessment: Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know
Curriculum: The Students are Watching
Teaching Social Studies: Teaching Geography Social Studies for Secondary Schools Teaching History Through Film

I'm most excited for my Social Studies class, as the books seem to be pretty fun. I've already started to read the Assessment book, as that was my first assignment due, and it's not too bad. Since I'm going to be a teacher, I might as well get used to that sort of thing.
Also, the professor for my Reading class seems really cool and down to earth- I'm hoping that the rest of the semester continues to be like the first class.

With all these new and exciting books, I'm not going to have as much time for pleasure reading, but I do have Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games checked out, so hopefully I'll have a chance to read it before it's due. (If not, it's assigned for my sister's college English class, so I'll borrow it from her)

1 comment:

  1. I used to love/hate the beginning of a semester too. It was such fun to get all the new books, notebooks, pens, etc, but on the other hand, I dreaded losing all the free time that break brought. Now that I'm a teacher the emotions are...still the same! Haha. I love the challenge of getting into a new class, and am particularly looking forward to one this semester that I decided to base around one of my favorite books (Blackbird House), but on the other hand, my social life will be over at least until Spring Break, when the grading settles down.

    The Hunger Games was on my reading list for break, but I never got to it. My favorite break read, though, was Night Circus, which was absolutely spectacular.

    Good luck with your classes!


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