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Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

April 14, 2017
Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

Great Book for a Literature Group My students have enjoyed reading the book and now it’s time to share it with the others in the class. My reading group has just finished reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” and I was wondering what to do to wrap it up and found these great sites.  I intend...
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March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

February 19, 2013
March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

We are currently reading “Stuart Little”. My students have really enjoyed listening to this tale! It is so well done and clever! I was thinking about reading month, “What to do?” I could do the pizza slices (kids love food!).  They would get a  different color slice for each different genre that they read. ...
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“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

February 19, 2013
“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

Great book! I happened on this little book and fell in love with  “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  I shared it with my colleagues at school and my students  loved the story and were sitting at the edge of the seats. The illustrations are simply done with watercolors but it has a powerful message! Standing...
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Performing a Play of “Because of Winn-Dixie”

February 14, 2012
Performing a Play of “Because of Winn-Dixie”

      Performing a play of Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo After reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” my reading group performed a short play for the rest of the class.  My students were thrilled to do it and I thought others might enjoy it too! From the picture, you can tell my students...
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Museum and Myths – what a combination!

January 25, 2011
Museum and Myths – what a combination!

Project Based Learning My students are deep in their individual study of a chosen topic and I’m having fun learning new things like: Did you know that the Statue of Liberty has a broken shackle on her left ankle?  It represents the breaking from the bondage of slavery. That baby giraffes are 6′ tall!...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 2

October 10, 2010
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 2

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Chapter 2 – The Vanishing Glass What a lively discussion this chapter created! I’m always thrilled with the word J.K. Rowling chose to use to tell the story and are delighted when my students discover the nuances of the words. Some of the discussions were: How the Dursley’s...
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