My students need copies of The Tale of Despereaux to supplement their reading unit called Storytellers.
This project expired on July 1, 2012.
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A modern fairy tale about a mouse? Students will experience the art of storytelling by meeting a brave mouse named Despereaux. He will inspire them to tell their heroic stories of bravery and overcoming obstacles.
My third grade students attend a public elementary school in a large metropolitan city.
They are a diverse group in many ways. Their academic levels range from low to advanced. They represent the racial diversity of their city and some are learning English as a Second Language. All the students however, share the love of reading and storytelling. Many of the students have limited access to literature and have never been part of a reading or book club where they have the opportunity to share and exchange ideas.
The students will each have a copy of the book to read in class and at home. They will be active participants in a literature circle where they will have the opportunity to practice critical thinking and analytical skills as they exchange ideas with their peers. They will learn how to be discussion leaders and practice the art of being active listeners. Each student will be responsible for completing an assignment to share in their discussion circles.
It is important for each student to have a copy of the book.
Each child will be able to take the book home as well as read at their own pace. This will develop a sense of responsibility for preparing their contributions to the literature discussions.
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