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). "
4N Essays Are Taking Off!
For the rest of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be writing essays about the books they recommend on our back bulletin board and their writing will be featured on our front bulletin board. Look for essays to be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Celebrate with us as we grow as readers and writers.