Ms. Coburn, ELA TA Extrordinaire
How it all began
As a teacher, I want to model my own voracious reading habits for students. Every week, I put up the cover of a book I've just read and emojis that relate to it. My original hope was to inspire students to ask about the books I showcased and entice students to borrow them. That's worked out amazingly well, but students also surprised me: they started writing. Now I hang up a student book review (complete with cover image, author photo, and related emojis) every week. Students have also begun writing their own original stories. I had to hang those up, too. Seeing their own work posted makes students feel excited and proud. Seeing other students' work inspires them: they want to write a story or review for the wall as well.
2016 - 2017 Book Reviews
The main characters are Danny, Dad, and Mr. Hazell. The problem was that Danny’s Secret was gone And Mr. Hazell wants to claim what’s his. I love this book because I love to read it. My favorite part was when they were in the woods. My least favorite part was when I read, “cars and kites and fire balloons.” Yes, I would recommend this book to other people!