Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This is just an idea that I came up with...it hasn't been tried or tested.
I would take the kids to the library,
have them find a children's book,
check out and read the children's book,
and then research the book's topic to find out if the author "Got it Right"
They could then write a letter to the author explaining their findings.
This might teach them skills to then research their own historical figure and write their own children's book.
They would get points for research, facts, accuracy, and creativity.
We could hold a reader's corner where we read our books to an elementary school.
They could even try to get their books published!
So Timpview High School does this great thing where each teacher keeps a blog of their daily activities and student homework assignments.