Summer is a great time for reading! Mrs. Bock read lots of great books over the summer that she is excited to add to the library. What did you read? Did you read anything new that you think we should add to the library? Or did you read any old favorites? Post a comment below to share what you've read!
Brown Girl Dreaming is the award winning memoir of author Jacqueline Woodson. She beautifully tells the story of her childhood in a series of poems that describe what life was like growing up in the 1960's.
After reading, post your comments about this book below.
You can learn more about this author by looking at the links below from her website!
You can also watch her talk about writing in these videos on Teachingbooks.net, or view the video below from Reading Rockets:
Read about what happens when Willow, an extremely intelligent but misunderstood girl, loses the only family she's ever known and finds a new place to belong in an unlikely way.
Listen to the author talk about how she got her ideas for the book in the video below.
After reading, post your thoughts and comments about the book below.
After reading this biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female US doctor, you can research more about her life by reading this article in Britannica: Elizabeth Blackwell.
Post your thoughts about the book or information that you learned from your research in the comments section below.
View student advertisements for the book below.
After reading this book, consider doing more research about wooly mammoths and sabertooth tigers on PebbleGo or Britannica. At the design and built station, follow the directions create your own Woma. Write your thoughts about this book, or share what you learned in your research, in the comments below.
View student advertisements for these books below!
Look closely at the illustrations when you read this book! You can also compare this book to his other books, Redwoods and Island.
Want to learn more about gravity? Explore these resources:
Watch this BrainPop video about gravity.
Read about gravity in Britannica.
Post your thoughts and opinions about the book, or share what you learn about gravity in the comments below.
View advertisements for the book that our students created below.
Read this book about the cart that was used in the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can use resources on the media center website to research Martin Luther King, Jr. and learn more about his life.
Share your thoughts about the book or facts that you learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. in the comments section below!
View student advertisements for this book below.
About this blog
Welcome to the DDE Reads community book blog!
How to Post a Comment:
Using this blog is a great way for students to practice their digital etiquette and internet safety skills. We teach students that it isn't safe to post their full name online. When whole classes respond, they might list their username as "Mrs. Bock's class", because the adult is using judgement to post his/her name online. Similarly, families posting responses might list their family name "The Bock Family" if parents choose.
Students posting by themselves should follow this format when submitting their post:
Username: Initials and grade (i.e.: AB, 3rd grade)
Email: Type your first and last name here, because it won't show up on the blog but Mrs. Bock will know who is posting!
Website: leave this blank
Comment: Post your thoughts here.