Thursday, March 28, 2013

Literacy Redux

In the long wake of the lit circles, the remaining weeks of the year will be a renewed emphasis on reading and writing. Each student has chosen a book for independent spring break reading. Many students are reading more than one book, and some books are being read by more than one student.

Here is a partial list of the books selected, mostly from our classroom library:

Marjane Satrapi
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O’Dell
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
Anne Brashares
Letters from a Slave Girl
Mary Lyons
Tiger Rising
Kate diCamillo
The Dead and the Gone
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Fermat’s Enigma
Simon Singh
Life As We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Boys Adrift
Leonard Sax
Art Spiegelman
A Higher Call
Adam Makos

We will return to journal writing to close out the year, with daily prompts building into lengthier assignments of varying stripes. More to come on this topic when we return in April.

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