You’ve been learning strategies for working with non-fiction text, both in class and during research. Here is the perfect place to share them. Tell us the text you read and the strategy you used. For example, when reading Sitting Down to Take a Stand you used an FQR chart. Share some facts, questions and responses. When reading Colonial Life, you pulled out important information, as well as interesting. What about text features? Background knowledge? You’ll make it look so easy, you’re sure to inspire someone else to try one of these strategies.
News is all around us! Have you read an interesting story in a news article, magazine, or Time for Kids? If you would like to teach others about the world around you, post it here! Be sure to include the source (the name of the magazine or newspaper), the title of the article, the facts, and what your opinion is on the topic.
Have you ever wanted to read a certain type of book, but you don’t know if it exists? This is a place where you can ask your classmates and teachers if they have ever read a book about a certain topic, type of character, genre, etc., that you are interested in. Maybe someone in our class has read a book like the one you are looking for, and can recommend the book to you. In your comment, post what you look for in a good book. For example, “I’m looking for a book that is science fiction, and full of adventure. I really enjoy reading about….” Good luck finding your books readers!
Have you read an amazing book at home that you couldn’t wait to share? This is your place to recommend a book to a fellow classmate to read either during D.E.A.R time or at home. You must write the title of the book, the author, the genre, a brief summary of the book (try not to give away any juicy information!). You should also tell why you enjoyed it, or any other interesting information that you want to include. Feel free to respond with questions or comments