After April vacation, we move into our historical fiction unit. I love this trailer because it features period music, dress, it's in black and white, and it asks lots of intriguing questions.
Activity Name: Write a Letter
Activity Description: Letter-writing plays an important role in What the Moon Said. Write a letter that Esther might have written from the farm to her friend Shirley if she'd known Shirley's new address. Then, have Shirley write a letter back to Esther. This is a great way to delve into perspective. You can find more activities here. You can find discussion questions here.
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.