This has been a hectic and difficult week, so I haven’t gotten much reading or blogging done in the last few days. In my classroom, however, our shared reading and read-alouds continue despite many interruptions: assemblies, field trips, testing days, special visitors. Our current read-aloud, which we will finish today, was written by Mary Pope Osborne, who wrote all the Magic Treehouse books that my students devour. She wrote a 6-book series called Tales From the Odyssey, for ages 8-12, and we are just finishing the first book which is called The One-Eyed Giant.
I remember, as a child, being fascinated by the Greek Myths and learning about all the gods and goddesses. My students feel the same way. Unfortunately, this series is out of print, so I picked up my copies of the six books at the library. Although I’m only reading the first volume aloud to my students, I have enjoyed reading each of the books in this retelling of the great tale.