Idea 14


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Idea 14

  1. 1. Idea #14 Pair Students with Adult Reading/Writing Buddies
  2. 2. The Strategy <ul><li>Bernadette Lambert (Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project) </li></ul><ul><li>Pairs students with adult family members to read a book and complete a literary review. </li></ul><ul><li>Written commitment from both parent and student. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Strategy <ul><li>Student and parent discuss the book in a mini-literature circle. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal connections/insights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students and parents are encouraged to keep a reading log. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Strategy for Implementation <ul><li>Make a reading list. (This involves students and parents.) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher compiles a list of approximately 30 novels based on student/parent feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Student/Parent “sign up” for selected novel. </li></ul><ul><li>Student/Parent keep reading logs tracking progress. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Strategy for Implementation <ul><li>Student and parent each write a review of the novel expressing likes/dislikes, observations, connections to the text, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Student brings in written reviews to share with the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Extension: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create a visual aid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student and parent present their novel to the class. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Additional Adaptations <ul><li>Student and parent book night (literary circle). </li></ul><ul><li>Student and parent podcast or blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of the writing process between parent and child. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt to other curriculum, i.e. social studies, science, etc. </li></ul>