Before I delve into the featured activity, today is the last day to share this trailer on Facebook or Twitter to be entered to win a signed print from the vivacious Vanessa Brantley Newton. Many thanks to Curious City for this fabulous opportunity. Here's what you need to do to win a signed print:
1. Share the book trailer on Facebook or Twitter.
2. Include the hashtag #YoungestMarcher
3. Winners randomly selected on 4/1/17.
4. Winners have until 4/7/17 to respond to our DM or another winner will be chosen. Alas!
Activity Name: Interesting Sentences Activity Sheet
Activity Description: If you're looking for a fun way to introduce your students to descriptive language, this activity worksheet is the way to go. It highlights five fabulously powerful sentences from the book and asks students to note what interests them about the sentence.
This post also gives me a chance to recognize the great work Tammy and Clare from Teachers for Teachers are doing at The Center School. Our fourth grade team will be starting civil rights book groups after April break. But before we start the book groups, we're going to read a bunch of civil rights picture books to famailirize students with the historical era. I will definitely be adding this book, along with Let the Children March by fellow Epic Eighteen member, Monica Clark-Robinson, to the list of civil rights books found at this link.
Author Website: cynthialevinson.com/ Be sure to check out her site and this link because there are a ton of additional resources for teachers.
The link to Vanessa Brantley Newton's website is above. If you want to learn more about her, be sure to listen to this awesome interview with Matthew Winner.
Day 25 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!