Each Thursday one student has the opportunity to share a book of his/her choice with the class. This week, Nikhil had the opportunity to share one of his favorite books.
Students are given one week to choose a “just right book” to share. Students are expected to practice reading their book aloud to family and friends at home. Students present the book to their class, reading the book aloud, engaging the audience by making eye contact, showing illustrations and asking questions to check for their understanding.
Nik chose the book Parts by Tedd Arnold. He read with confidence and humour. At the end of the book, Nik asked the students questions to check for their understanding. He even closed the book, and asked if anyone could remember the name of the author.
Tedd Arnold says: The idea for this book came from my son, Walter, when he was five years old and experienced his first loose tooth. I made a little note about it in my journal. Then 10 years later, I found the note and had an idea of how to expand that memory into a book. That’s why I say it took me 10 years to write this book. I like to tell kids this is precisely the reason to keep a journal or an idea file. We are all very busy people. You can’t remember every idea you get or every little thing that happens, whether it’s something funny or sad or scary. But if you write things down when they happen, you will always have those memories. Go back years later, read through what you wrote and you will find yourself thinking, “Oh, yeah! I forgot all about that!” So don’t forget–write it down!
What great advice!