At the end of our last literature circles, students put together trailers to convince others to read the book. Are they effective? Would you want to read these books? What comments might you give to them so that they improve their trailers? Please comment below. Franny K Stein Mad Scientist from YIS Academics on Vimeo. […]
Students have finished their book trailers for the literature circle book, and they’re fantastic. What kind of feedback could you give? Do you want to read the book? Why or why not? Eric, Manami, Risa, Theo Haikal, Jaehyun, Rio, Yoshie Nora, Sarasa, Jesper, Koki Missing from YIS Academics on Vimeo.
Students have finished their first book trailers from their literature circle books. They look great! Here are the first ones coming in. What do you think? Would you like to read the book? Operation Redwood: Keita, Aino, Kai Operation Redwood from YIS Academics on Vimeo. Leepike Ridge: Caleb, Maia, Kalea, Eddie leepike ridge from YIS […]
What are literature circles? In grade 5, students meet regularly (2x/week) to discuss books. They choose a book, decide pages to read each week, and then create questions, connections and do other activities at home to prepare for a good book discussion. And then…They meet. They meet in groups with students reading the same book […]
What a fun day filled with read alouds from so many people. This morning, we started with some silent reading. We then moved on to some World Maths Day activities and then back to reading with David’s mom, Ms. Denkert. She read to the class in Swedish, which was a good experience for all of […]
Read the book! Read the book. From the final project comes this trailer about a pen that made history. Frindle, by Andrew Clements.
Students finished the book Rules by Cynthia Lord. Would you want to read this?
Wait til Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn is a ghost story. It’s spooky, engaging, and led students to make this trailer. Interested in reading? Great acting and video by one of the literature circle groups.
Literature Circles/Book Club: Imagine cozy corners of students talking about books. They’re asking questions about characters and ideas. They’re wondering what others are feeling. Without thinking much about it, they’re practicing what strong readers do–questioning as they read and connecting to the text. We started the year with several versions of books about Louis Braille. […]
Here is the final literature circle trailer for the year. Keep reading and enjoying books!