A Tangle of Knots is one of my all-time favorite books. You can check out a picture of me reading it below. I'm also attaching the Common Core discussion guide for all of Lisa Graff's fantastic novels below. But sometimes you and your students crave fun. So, here's an activity with fun in mind.
Activity Name: A Classroom of Cakes
Activity Description: The protagonist, Cady, has a Talent for cake baking and is able to create cakes that highlight the personalities of the special people in her life-pretty cool. Ask each one of your students to write a paragraph about which kind of cake encompasses their personality and why. Then, have them find a recipe on the internet and tweak it if necessary to include that extra special ingredient. Extra credit for students who bake the cake at home and bring in a slice for the teacher! ;-).
Day 24 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!