Last week in Reading we began our unit on realistic fiction. We began our realistic fiction read aloud be reading Fish in a Tree. If you haven't read this book yet, go get yourself a copy. You won't be sorry. It is such a good book!
Last week we discussed story elements and identified them in several read alouds. We discussed theme a bit, but I'll touch on that more in depth in a few weeks.
The first mentor text I used was Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting. Granted, I used this text last week when we focused on asking questions, but we reread it this week with story elements in mind.
Another day we read Annika's Secret Wish by Beverly Lewis. I read it aloud and students identified story elements in the story.
The illustrator is Pamela Querin and she did a fabulous job. One of the first things I noticed about this text was the beautiful illustrations.
We had our first round of Flashlight Friday and it was a HIT! You could hear a pin drop in my room. I loved it!
A parent donated all of these books to my classroom and I was SO excited! LOVE new books!
Check back tomorrow to see what we did in Social Studies this past week. We had a FUN project!