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Reading Roll Call – March 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Stack

Reading Roll Call is a classroom activity I conduct with my students at the beginning of every week to see what they are independently reading. I always share the title of a book that I am reading to model participation and showcase the lifelong commitment to reading that I’ve made.

The Reading Roll Call idea stems from Donalyn Miller‘s book Reading in the Wild. I have adapted the activity and idea into blog form to track my reading progress on a weekly basis. Happy Reading!


I’ve come across a lot of extra time on my hands after the governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools to be closed until at least April 6, 2020 due to outbreak of COVID-19. The district I work in is very conscious of equity, so, at the time of writing this blog post, we have been told not to deliver curriculum.

Over the weekend, I unloaded all of the boxes of books that were moved into our new house late last fall. I then organized the books into stacks based on time period, subject matter, or genre. The stack books pictured below resonated with me as the United States and the world navigate with COVID-19.

The 33 books in this stack find themselves here for multiple reasons. Check out the breakdown below and order I’m reading them. Unread books will have an * next to it.

The Spread of Germs

Science Fiction Situations

Real World Catastrophes

Food Supply

National and Global Implications

Words of Wisdom in the Face of Adversity

I am looking forward to getting started and making connections between the books and the reality we are living through with COVID-19.

Would you add any books to this stack? Let me know!

Happy Reading!

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