We'll be doing a read-aloud play early in the year that is a fun
twist on Alice in Wonderland but it is also informative as the play
reinforces some basic strategies for readers who get "stuck" in the
text. The basic strategies are:
- Making Connections: Draw
connections between what you are reading in a book with something from
your life and think about the similarities and differences.
- Creating a Visual Picture: Try to imagine the scene as a little "movie" in your mind.
- Making Predictions: Every now and then and ask yourself "what will happen next in the story" as a way to engage in the story.
- Asking Questions: If
something happens that you don't understand, ask a question about what
happened. Think of yourself as a detective and sort through the
Other Novels for the Year
Other possible novels and collections:
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Baseball in April by Gary Soto
- And more
Plus, there will be times when students will be responsible for independent reading projects. During these units, students will keep a weekly reading journal, complete a book report form and create a project that demonstrates their understanding of the book they have chosen.
Some Sample Literature Projects