Surf’s Up

May 4, 2016

Surf’s Up 

by Kwame Alexander (Newbery Medalist for 2015)
illustrated by Daniel Miyares

Guest post from Mrs. Doss, Literacy in Action teacher leader:

“This book speaks to the heart of reading engagement and the kind of joy a person can experience with text! Two frogs, Bro and Dude, have very different views on books. Dude thinks books are boring and would rather spend his day surfing at the beach, but his best friend Bro is hooked in a book and can’t seem to put it down. Bro is leaning in to a book that has him hooked. All the way through his reading, Bro keeps making small comments, which creates a strong curiosity within Dude.”

Read this book with (we have these at Lowell):

  • The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram
  • The Best Book to Read by Debbie Bertram
  • Victricia Malicia, Book-Loving Buccaneer by Carrie Clickard
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
  • A Book by Mordicai Gerstein
  • How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson
  • Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

What other books do you read to teach reading engagement and the joy of reading? Leave them in the comments below!