Beebe PI Newsletter
October 16, 2015
The Phantom Tollbooth
Students will be creating a few different projects in the next few weeks to show their understanding of this novel. Our culminating event will be the Festival of Knowledge on Thursday, October 29.
Watch for information coming home in the next few days about this historic event. Some of the preparation will be at home, but most of the work will be completed at school. Ask your 5th grader about these projects. They are considered "fun" but also require students to find evidence in the novel to support their ideas for creating a setting and "becoming" a character.
For the history of this novel as well as an interview with the author and illustrator, watch this video (CBS News) from the 50th Anniversary.
One of our favorite novels, Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech, includes many types of poems. Our class enjoyed reading this around our "campfire." Watch this video to see Sharon Creech and Walter Dean Meyers perform a readers theater of this book.
The next phase in this unit is the favorite poem project. Students are choosing a poem to analyze for meaning and interesting poetic language. They will create a video that includes them reading their poem as well as their analysis. Watch for that to be posted to Canvas in the next few weeks.
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