When teaching grade one I noticed how language - specifically learning to read and write - empowered students. This idea has captivated me since."
How do words change worlds?
Book Review & Teacher Ideas
Books have the power to engage and entertain, inspire and inform. I use picture books and novels as mentor texts for most of my writing lessons. Visit often: I will highlight a favourite children's book (new or old), write a short review and suggest a teaching connection.
Join me in my quest to change the world through words. Check back each week to find new ideas for both teachers and parents.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
There are some stories that need to be told. Many of the details in this book, based on a true story, would be difficult for our students. And yet, Park has written this moving and hopeful story with sensitivity and restraint. The story alternates back and forth between two Sudanese children, illuminating the realities that many children in the world are forced to live with. This beautiful book lends itself to reader response writing. Most suitable for: grade 6 and up.
March 11, 2018