Some More Great Book Trailers

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. […]

More great book trailers

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.

Book Trailers!

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 […]

World Read Aloud Day

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 […]

Literature Circles and Fantastic Lit. Resources

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. […]