If you're like me, every year you have one or two voracious readers who long for complex stories. Here's one that's true. Upper elementary teachers, take note. Add this book to your libraries. I've described an activity from the Boyds Mills Press website and included a character trait dictionary that I use with my class. Enjoy!
Activity Name: Alice Paul's Traits
Activity Description: Each student should create a T-chart that describes aspects of Alice Paul’s character. For each quality they should include a sentence from the book that supports that trait. A sample trait could be "studious." The sentence that proves that trait could be, "By the time Alice was a junior, she had become a serious student who often hung a “busy” sign on her door and studied into the night (page 18). "
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.