My blog posts for the month of July will be related to the Cyber PD (online book study) of Vicki Vinton’s Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading.
This week finishes up our summer 2017 CyberPD as we finished chapters 9 and 10 of Vicki’s book. If you didn’t get a chance to participate this year, I would definitely recommend you join the Google Community if/when you do read this text. It was so wonderful getting diverse views, takeaways, and questions. It’s also great to see how others process and share their thinking.
Here are my big takeaways (as sketchnotes):
What’s On My Book Radar?
THE SHADOW CIPHER BOOK ONE: YORK by Laura Ruby
This isn’t the New York we know! Twins Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in an apartment designed by the Morningstarrs (the architects from 1800 who created a fantastical city in the 1800’s with technology no one had seen before). The Morningstarrs also left behind ‘The Old York Cipher’ a puzzle laid into the city that promised the solver treasure beyond imagining. When Tess, Theo, and Jaime’s family/neighbors are evicted from their apartment by a nefarious developer these sleuthing kids believe their only hope at saving their home is solving the cipher, but what they find is nothing they could have ever envisioned. If you like a good mystery, and are looking for a new series, Laura Ruby’s creative Cipher stories are for you!