Under the Mountain – a read aloud review

Maurice Gee was one of my favourite authors as a child. I’ve read a lot of his books and loved the TV series that were adapted from his works. Our final Unit of Inquiry for the year was on earth forces. I thought I would have trouble finding a book appropriate for Year 4 to... Continue Reading →

Sketchnoting – Fish the novel

With the school year coming to an end, we needed a quick read to finish out the year. Fish turned out to be a great read. Quick, simple prose that inspired some fantastic sketchnotes. The ambiguity of the story led to some fantastic classroom discussions. I know the class will miss Tiger. I look forward to sharing... Continue Reading →

Read aloud favourite – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

There is always a risk during an incredible class read aloud like Wonder that the follow up book will not nearly be as good. That the children won't bond with the characters and will not be as excited to hear about the story. Last year I read Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper with the... Continue Reading →

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