In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel
Subject: Re: QuestionFrom: Julia Shugert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 16:28:49 EST
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That is great that you have Sarah read to her little brothers. I'll
bet they look forward to that. I know that Douglas and Skipper really
enjoyed THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. I
know Skipper has both memorized! We love Eric Carle stories and like your
children, Disney is always a big hit. We like to act out the stories, too.
We used to get loud and obnoxious when reading WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.
When Douglas has a lengthy book to read, we take turns in reading a page at
a time. That is how we read the very funny BUNNICULA.
> I do not know what books get read to Sarah at school because she usually
> does not tell me. If any get read it is in library time. In class they are
> usually doing book work or reading from their story book. At home I have
> her read to her younger brothers but we have read THE BOBSEY TWINS, some of
> the BOXCAR CHILDREN and we have started a series about a girl that does
> gymnastics. We also read any RAGGEDY ANN and ANDY stories along with all
> the classic fairy tales, both Disney and Brothers Grimm. I hope to read
> Harrry Potter to her this summer.
> With her learning to read I really try to use our "reading time" as practice
> for her and have her read to me.
>>From: "Julia Shugert" <email@example.com>
>>To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
>>Subject: Re: Question
>>Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2000, 10:37 PM
>>I feel that we should allow them to enjoy the novel at times. Douglas
>>really connected to TOM SAWYER, although he never read a word of it
>>himself. Kirsten had read the excerpt to her class and definitely hooked
>>them. Even though they didn't analyze the novel, Douglas was able to
>>take my seventh graders' test and do quite well. I think that has a lot
>>to do with his prior training. His elementary teachers did a great job
>>of helping students evaluate novels for plot, setting, characterization,
>>etc. at the students' levels.
>>What books has your daughter had read to her?