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Getting Our Hands On Books
My students need 30 copies of the novel Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere.
what do you do when the perfect book comes along and we only have 2 copies in the classroom? Word gets out how good the novel is and then everybody wants to read it. It's a great moment to see kids anxiously awaiting their turn.
The students who would benefit come from a variety of backgrounds.
They are a diverse group, but this year they all share a love of reading. My three classes, all 5th grade, span a wide range of academic abilities. Regardless of where they started, they are all working hard to become stronger readers.
This set of Upside Down In the Middle of Nowhere will be used to enhance our disaster and survival unit. During this unit, we read a variety of short stories and articles about surviving natural disasters. One of those is hurricane Katrina. This novel will tie into that unit perfectly and give the students and anchor text to connect with.
This novel will allow my students to gain a much deeper understanding of the struggles that people go through when a disaster strikes.
While this is fiction, it paints a very real picture of what like was like during and after this disaster. This will allow the class to have a deeper conversation and make connections to the articles and video clips we already use.
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