Students in third through fifth grade are book reviewers! They began this project by looking at examples of book reviews and figuring out what should be included in a good book review. They decided a good book review should include an interesting introduction, a summary of the story but NOT the ending, and a recommendation. Good spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important, too. They chose a book that they wanted to recommend and wrote a draft of the review. When completed, they were able to type the review into Biblionasium, which is a book recommendation site (like Goodreads) for students.
When the reviews were complete, students looked at each others' reviews and found new books that they were eager to read and add to their bookshelves. Students have their own login and password and can use this great website at home.
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For the past couple of months, several Lawrence students enjoyed an after school book club. The kids are still enthralled with Ivy and Bean and chose the first book in the series to read with the club. Each meeting was a lot of fun. During snack time, we shared great books we were reading with our club members. We took turns reading aloud from the book. We wrote down questions we had about the story and discussed them together. Readers' theater was a highlight for many club members. For this, we took passages from the book and reenacted them with club members pretending to be different characters. At our last meeting, we created our very first podcast and shared what we liked about the book. To hear it, click on the link below. We were all sad when the club ended and look forward to enjoying more great books together in the future!
Read Across America is an event that honors Dr. Seuss’s birthday! To celebrate, Ms. Mullen and Mr. Gaudreau have planned a fun-filled night on March 3 with face painting, treats, games, crafts, and, of course, reading!
Kindergarteners will learn that many Dr. Seuss books like Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, and Dr. Seuss’s ABCs are perfect for practicing to read on their own or with someone else. First graders are reading books by Steve Jenkins and will create their own animal book. Second graders will use the dictionary to help decipher unknown words in the poem, “The Germ” by Ogden Nash. Third through fifth graders are creating and enjoying each others’ book reviews on Biblionasium.
Once again, the PTA will hold the Scholastic Book Fair in the library media center during the week of March 7. Stop in before or after your child’s conference and pick out some great books. THANK YOU to the PTA for all the work they do to support literacy in our school!