Ruby Lee & Me
By Shannon Hitchcock
Lexile Level 590
Over-the-moon happy to have found this gem before our historical fiction unit began. Author Carolyn Coman told Shannon Hitchcock to, “Take out everything that doesn’t have your heart,” and Hitchcock heeded Coman’s sage advice. As a result, readers who read at a 590 Lexile level are treated to a book that talks to their heart and to their emotional maturity level, instead of reading a book that may be at their semantic and syntax level but has little to do with the daily challenges they face in their lives. This book is a must have for any upper elementary classroom.
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.