Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Me and Uncle Romie"

This is a historical fiction story about a boy who visits his aunt and uncle in New York City in the 1930s. The response question for the students is: What lessons did James learn from visiting New York Vity? How do you know he learned these lessons?

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story From China"

This week we are continuing with character comparison. Today's question is How are Shang and the Wolf similar? Please give text evidence to support your answer.

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Superfudge" by Judy Blume
This week the students are commenting on a class read-aloud novel we are reading together over the next few weeks.

Who is my main character? What is his main problem? What other problems is he having in his life right now?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Rat Girl Gets Married"

This is a folktale about a rat girl who wants to marry rat boy, but her parents instead thinks she should marry the strongest husband possible...

What lesson is the author trying to convey by telling this tale?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"What's Your Problem, Kid?"

Who is the main character in this story, what problem does he encounter, and how does he react?