Friday, May 8, 2015

Gearing up for Fourth Grade!

We were so touched by the ending of Eggs!!  The students identified so many comparisons between the characters, setting, theme and plot of both Eggs and Tiger Rising.  

We are now gearing up for fourth grade with the delightful Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing!  This closes our Judy Blume author study and brings us full circle, as we started the year with Freckle Juice!  Tales will be such a humorous way to end the year that has been a Miraculous Journey of growth and learning!!  
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Eggs and Tiger Rising Compare/Contrast

We have really fallen in love with these two stories!!  I mean, the children literally cheer when we read together!  It's precious!  These two stories have been terrific for helping us identify THEME and also given us wonderful opportunities for comparing and contrasting the characters, settings, plot, and theme.  We had a KPREP PEP talk this week and we shared wonderful reading responses to remind the kids that they are KPREP READY!!!!  :)
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