Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Favorite Read Aloud # 8 -- Extra Credit

Fifth grade is a great level to teach: the students are becoming more aware of others.  They begin to realize that the school they take for granted and even complain about is something most of the world would treasure.

I enjoy reading Extra Credit by Andrew Clements for just that reason.  We are learning about the U. S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  As the two main characters exchange letters and learn about life in the U. S. and Afghanistan, we learn that not every student enjoys the same rights and privileges we do.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a worthwhile book; I'll have to check it out myself. Thanks for the idea. :)
    ~Mrs. K.


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