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.
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.