Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cameron 11/8

We had another great week of reading at Cameron! We decided to pick back up with Skeleton Creek, and the students are absolutely falling in love with it so far. The combination of the journal-style text and videos makes the story seem so real that many students need constant reassurance that these events didn't actually happen.

We managed to get through a solid chunk of the text and videos, but we wanted our students to think deeper about the genre. We checked for understanding about the moves the author was making about the suspense of the text, but we also added a quick "clue sheet" that would allow students to track what they thought would happen next based upon the clues that the characters had found. 

Next week, we will continue our work with Skeleton Creek, but we also hope that we'll be passing out some of the books that they've ordered as a treat before their Thanksgiving Break!

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