Groups then had to discuss why they chose their character, and explain it to the group. Each table had a question written on it, and student-family teams had ten minutes to visit each table and write their best answer.
I love hearing about how people experience the same story differently!
We finished the night with SUMMARY WARS, a competition that takes place frequently in Mrs. There were no teams on this exercise – each reader was on his/her own! Thank you so much to all of our families and students who came to discuss Are you interested in attending a Family Book Club with your student?
Each reader had five minutes and one piece of paper to write their best summary of Shades of Gray, the whole story! For some of our readers and writers, keeping the summary SHORT was the biggest challenge! Rickabaugh read each summary out loud, and after a few votes, we realized we just couldn’t pick a winner. If you’d like to participate in an event like this one, contact me at [email protected]
COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended.
How could they have, when the Yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone in his entire immediate family?
And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah Valley and live with relatives he has never met, people struggling to COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended.
And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah Valley and live with relatives he has never met, people struggling to eke out a living on their farm in the war-torn Virginia Piedmont.
But the worst of it is that Will's uncle Jed had refused to fight for the Confederacy.
Last night was our first ever Family Book Club, hosted by Mrs.
Rickabaugh and me for fourth grade students and their parents!
We met from 6-7 PM in the library to share ideas, questions, and thoughts about the book while eating snacks and playing games.