This month, we are enjoying our On the Same Page book, El Deafo, by Cece Bell. Several classes are reading the book out loud using an ecopy of the book on their Activboard. My reading bowl and Newbery book club both borrowed copies from our collection provided by the Decatur Education Foundation and Little Shop of Stories. Those copies will be raffled off later in the month to students who can answer El Deafo trivia questions.
In the media center, we have an El Deafo station. Students can read one of several copies that live in the media center. Our circulated copies have a hold list in the double digits!
Next week, Ms. Wright's class is walking to Little Shop of Stories to have a joint book club with the Atlanta School of the Deaf. We will post our pictures and thoughts here afterwards!
So far, the consensus is that it is one of the best books kids have ever read!
After we are done, students will create a presentation using Google Slides, make a screencast video tour of their favorite tool, or complete an IB Traits driven small research project. I can't wait to see what they have learned! An example of a checklist is below, along with flyers about each research site.
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