Thursday, April 28, 2011

Favorite Things Thursday -- Link-up with Miss Melanie

A friend and former colleague, Miss Melanie, is hosting a link-up on Thursdays entitled Favorite Things Thursday.  As I am always in need of new topics to write about, I am attempting my first link-up.

If you want to link-up, too, here is the button:

Today's topic is to show our favorite book.  It is nearly impossible for me to talk about books and mention only one, but of every book I've ever read, besides the Bible, the one that touched me the most is definitely To Kill a Mockingbird.

This is also one of my favorite units to teach my freshmen classes.  We actually have just started this novel in my classes, and I am reminded yet again how many wonderful themes are contained within this seemingly simple book about a young girl growing up in the South.  Each time I read, I am reminded again, to "walk in someone else's shoes" for a little while, and no matter how many times I've read it (over 40 now), I still find myself teary-eyed at the end. 

photo from our Palm Poetry: Your Three Words activity this year

Thank you, Melanie, for hosting this new link-up!  Have a great Thursday!


Anonymous said...

You did it!! Thanks for linking up, Laura! And I love the Palm Poetry. I'll have to look into that!

The Davidsons said...

It is SUCH a fun activity! I can send you my info on it any time! Mrs. Stapp and I thought of it b/c we both love Good Morning America's "Your Three Words" segment, so we modified it to fit into our poetry unit, and it turned into Palm Poetry. We do a slideshow each year of all the students and teachers who participate with their poems and show it to the kids. It's really fun.

star said...

It seems everyone loves To Kill A Mockingbird! It's also one of my faves! Excellent book!!

SimplyHeather said...

Everybody has To Kill A Mocking bird as there favorite book! LOL that just makes me want to read it more and more

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Davidson, I can honestly say that reading this book in your CP English class has been my favorite memory in any English class thus far in high school. It is one of my favorite books, too. I've read it about 3 times since I've been out of your class. I have to have tissues at hand each time!

The Davidsons said...

Star and Heather -- What can I say? It's a great book! :) I hope my students love it, too, this year.

Jacob -- Thank you for telling me's always a joy to hear when something in class has been special to you.