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Literature Circle Books

My students need 39 books for our literature circles for this first trimester including Every Soul a Star, Flipped, Esperanza Rising, and No More Dead Dogs.

My Students

I have 60 sixth graders that love to learn. Each day we read, write, and explore ancient civilizations. As a Project Based Learning School, the kids learn to pose driving questions and work together to answer real life problems. We accomplish and learn a lot by working collaboratively.

My students are hard-working and eager to learn!

In addition to being a PBL (Project Based Learning) School, we also have an emphasis on agriculture and the students work together to maintain a school garden, orchard, and farm animals. My students are healthy - partaking in nutrition class and physical education. As the humanities teacher, we spend my class time reading, writing and exploring ancient civilizations. We work to understand how so much of life is connected and they love the hands-on approach to social studies that I teach.

My Project

The books that I have chosen are books that will be used for their first literature circles of the school year. Each of these books are written in first-person with three of the titles being written from multiple first-person viewpoints. This supports our learning of first-person story telling, helps us answer the question of where we see heroes in literature (tied into our exploration of The Hero's Journey), and answers the question of how people understand and retell events.

These books will allow my students to experience the lives of created characters - bringing the world to them.

The books are a collection of historical, cultural, and life lessons (dealing with life issues like friendship and divorce).

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Every Soul A Star • Amazon $7.00 10 $70.00
No More Dead Dogs • Amazon $6.29 10 $62.90
Flipped • Amazon $5.42 10 $54.20
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon $6.25 5 $31.25
Esperanza Rising • Amazon $5.71 4 $22.84

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