Monthly Archives: April 2015

What do Rhymes, Adjectives, Plots, and Syllables Have in Common?

  Zoe taught a lesson to the second graders on poetry and rhyming stanzas.     The middle schoolers continued to shine in the lower schools.  Several students chose to teach their original Caldecott lessons to the elementary classes this … Continue reading

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Fantasy vs. Reality

Maiah J. was the first middle schooler to try out her lesson with the first graders.  She used the all-time favorite story, Cinderella, to teach the concept of reality vs. fantasy.  She taught the students some new vocabulary words, while also teaching … Continue reading

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Remaining Book Club Dates

The last two Book Club dates will be held on: Wednesday, April 29 from 3:45-4:15 P.M. Wednesday, May 13 from 3:45-4:15 P.M. Only students who have participated in Book Club multiple times this year may attend the May 13 date.  We will … Continue reading

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Final Book Commercial

Every Friday, one to two students present a book commercial to the class.  The purpose of this assignment is to show their comprehension skills, work on their public speaking skills, and entice other readers to read new genres.  Students have … Continue reading

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Creatively Using Caldecotts

As part of the A to Z reading challenge this year, middle schoolers were able to read a couple of Caldecott books. In order to utilize these books for a thought-provoking activity, students were asked to create lesson plans for … Continue reading

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