My Summer in Five Sentences
I’m a proud member of the Teach Write group and scrolled through the Teach Write Padlet for some writing ideas. I revisited the Teach Write challenges and decided to take the “My Life In Five Sentences” prompt and alter it just a bit for today. Instead of writing about my life, I’m focusing on just this summer.
I spent a lot of time reading this summer, focusing mostly on nonfiction, although a few professional texts have also slipped in, from The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War to The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler, Kory Stamper’s Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, and The Reading Comprehension Blueprint: Helping Students Make Meaning From Text by Nancy Lewis Hennessey.
As I’ve written about in other posts, I’ve spent a lot of time in the evenings cruising on country roads and snapping lots of photos, windows down and the sunroof open.
I’ve spent time writing late at night, and while I know that I’ll have a rough time trying to get adjusted to a more realistic sleep schedule when school starts, I’ve made a lot of progress when writing at night.
I’ve watched a lot of television and have to admit that I’m addicted to Home Town, Buddy vs. Duff (go Team Duff!), and NASCAR, of course!
Last, but certainly not least, is the time that I’ve spent with my family, whether it’s sitting around the dinner table or just relaxing in the living room watching television.