When I listened to Colby Sharp interview Grace Ling on The Yarn, I knew I had to feature When the Sea Turned to Silver. The podcast talks about the power of friendship, love, and writing one's own endings. One of the reasons why I enjoy working with kids so much, is that they have the ability to write their own everything. Well, okay, maybe not the very beginning of their life story, but everything after that is still a blank page. There is a particular magic and wonder in working with people who have their whole lives ahead of them. As teachers, we have the ability to help them write a positive chapter in their lives. Reader's Theater can be a fun part of that chapter. It's a delight to see Grace Lin participating in Reader's Theater with this group of students. Many thanks to The Curious City for this activity. Enjoy!
Activity Name: "The Story of the Red Stone" Reader's Theater
Activity Description: Bring When the Sea Turned to Silver to life with Reader's Theater. The script has many parts, and it's color coordinated which makes it easier for kids to follow along.
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.