I Am David
Students will learn that decisions reveal something about one’s character by reading I Am David by Anne Holm. Novel Projects are due for this book. You may find the directions for the projects here.–> Novel Projects
Students will learn that when trying to reach a goal or solve a problem, anticipation rises until something happens that influences the outcome by reading Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.
Students will understand how combining new information with prior experience will lead them to a conclusion that may or may not be correct by reading either House on the Gulf by Margaret Peterson Haddix or Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua.
Students will learn that time and place can influence people and events by reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
Students will learn difference and similarities between characters along with how some can be a positive or negative influence on others by reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
Number the Stars
Students will learn that there is an order to how things happen and one event can influence all the events that follow by reading Number the Stars by Lowis Lowry.
James and the Giant Peach Read-Aloud
Students will learn how to read with expression by listening to the oral reading of James and the Giant Peach.