Saturday, December 3, 2011

Read aloud & literature circles

In Social Studies we just finished studying the American Revolution and we learned about the events leading up to it, the major battles, and how minorities played a part on the revolution. To coincide, we started reading The Secret Soldier, the story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man and fought in the war. We will finish the story on Monday.

I highly recommend this book! The kids are so interested in it. We usually read 2 chapters and then do literature circles. Each group gets question cards to read & discuss with their groups. Then, we share aloud.

The photo above is 2 Christmas ornaments that my students created at home using their net that I gave them! I thought the one on the right was so creative! And yes, that little cutie in the green picture frame is my son, Easton. He is my pride & joy!

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  1. I just wanted to thank you for how incredibly helpful and generous you are with your ideas. I just mentioned your use of this book on my blog because I have been inspired by your post.

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  3. Do you read the book out loud? as a class? Individually? I'm always curious about how other people do lit circles. I haven't fallen in love with them yet ... what kind of questions cards do you have them do together? Thanks for sharing :)