My 4th graders love reading- being read to, reading independently, with a partner, and with a small group. Literature circles are quickly becoming a favorite part of our classroom routine. Working in student-led small groups allows students to engage in higher levels of thinking and reflection as they read, discuss and respond to a book of their choice.
My kids are creative, curious, smart and want to be inspired, entertained and to learn.
Books are the key to make that happen. Providing my kids several book choices for our literature circles is important to me. Reading is an adventure, and a single book can take you on an amazing journey!
These books will make a huge difference in our learning! One of my favorite read-alouds is "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." I would love to give my kids the opportunity to follow along as I read this beautiful book to them. I also want to provide several other opportunities for my kids to read books for our literature circles.
Providing several choices of engaging books for my class, will allow true learning and deepen their understanding of books.
If kids are able to choose the book they want to read, they will be more engaged in it and hopefully that will build a personal connection between them and the book.
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