"Some books leave us free and some books make us free." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whole Class Read Aloud
Amanda's Group Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Amy's Group The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
Books that we've finished this year:
Whole Class: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
For literature, we use Nancie Atwell's approach to reading. Students read independent books of their choice. We check in with students to ensure that they are making adequate progress. Every couple of weeks, students write Literature Letters, analyzing books that they have completed. Along with the Nancie Atwell approach, we also do a group read aloud. We discuss the book as we read. Typically, students have a mini-lesson and a small assignment each week.