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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Julia Shugert (shugert@basd.k12.pa.us)
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
    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.


    >From: "Betsy Scheidemantel" <scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us>
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    >Subject: Re: Question
    >Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2000, 12:43 PM

    > Jody,
    > 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.
    > Betsy
    > ----------
    >>From: "Julia Shugert" <shugert@basd.k12.pa.us>
    >>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?

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