Readers in Room 231 – Check This Out!

I just came across this little gem of a site (thanks to our fabulous Miss Tara in the Learning Hub). It’s called What Should I Read Next?

whatshouldireadnext.com

Let me tell you a little about it …….. it’s a huge database that allows you to type in a book you like and get a list of others similar to it.  How cool is that?  Especially if there’s a book that you have really enjoyed!  I thought I’d give it a whirl with Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell, since we all enjoyed that story as our read-aloud so much.  Here’s what I got for a result.



What Should I Read Next?

You can register on the site so that you can get more accurate suggestions, add more books you’ve loved to your list and you’ll be helping to build and improve the database as well.  I was quite impressed with the suggestions if offered – what do you think?
One think I did notice is you have to be very accurate with the spelling of the title and the author’s name otherwise you get a Error 500 Internal Server Error message.  (So type carefully!!)  Remember our focus habit – accuracy and precision.  It’s especially helpful for typing in URLs.

While I was checking the spelling of Saraha Special’s author, I came across this website all about Esme Raji Codell.  There’s this particular page call Frequently Asked Questions for Esme Raji Codell, Author of Sahara Special. Keep scrolling down and reading all the questions because there’s a really good question there that asks Esme for any advice for aspiring young writers (which we all are in Room 231!!).  There’s some really good advice there!

Let me know what you think about  What Should I Read Next? and Frequently Asked Questions for Esme Raji Codell in the comments below – or better still, write your own blog post and link back to this one!

Happy Reading Room 231!

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  1. I am so glad you all will be using this site! A friend of mine who is also a 5th grade teacher sent it my way. It makes me smile to know that you all liked Sahara Special so much. Did anyone else but me cry when she got up to read her writing in front of the class?

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