"Some books leave us free and some books make us free." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whole Class Read Aloud Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Books that we've finished this year:
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.