Thursday, April 18, 2013
Circle of Viewpoints
Connect: After reading, Encounter by Jane Yolen, and going deeper through the questioning, I wanted my first graders to have an opportunity to get into the characters' skin. The book lent itself to this thinking routine because the reader naturally empathizes with the main character and dislikes the villan. It is also a diffcult book that we worked hard to understand and I wanted to give my first graders a chance to go deeper.