Saturday, February 9, 2013

Novel Studies

Since I last blogged, I decided to take the plunge and open a Teacher's Notebook store. I don't have a lot of things in the store yet, but hope to add more products soon. With today being an unexpected day off with ice, I parked myself in front of the computer to start the long process of rebuilding units.

When we did our curriculum adoption last year, we added more novels and book club activities for the students. I had gotten away from many of the novels when we first departmentalized because of time constraints. We couldn't get through the anthology selections let alone get through many full novels. The couple of novels I did were scaled back, so I am rebuilding my novel study guides.

Both of my classes have a different novel study almost complete. I have added things as we read, but wasn't pleased. I am much more satisfied with the unit I ended up with for my second class, Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. My homeroom is reading Shiloh Season because we read Shiloh in the fall. I had made quick changes when I taught that unit. (We were reading it during our standardized testing and I wasn't sure how much time we could commit to it.)
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I still have my Freedom Train unit that I need for the middle of next week. I am determined to have it finished to run before Monday. The snow/ice day bought me a little more time, but not much! My inclusion students will be reading Who Was Harriet Tubman? Both stories compliment our biographical studies and our Wax Museum. I will write about that in another post.
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I would have completed more, but I got TWO telephone calls from my son. He followed his heart to North Carolina back in November. We get texts and a weekly calls, but that never seems to be enough. He is the first to move away, and I hate it!

The weather that so much of the country has dealt with has missed my little corner of Michigan. I pray the Nor'easter moves back off the coast soon.



1 comment:

  1. I started my TN store almost a year ago. Business has been picking up there lately. Best wishes in your new venture.

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