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.
This story of three unlikely friends has a simple charm. Although it is not my favourite of Kate DeCamillo’s books, it still worth the read!
A wonderful discussion starter: class conversations about family dynamics and friendship are inevitable.
May 13, 2018
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo