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  • in reply to: Giveaway Entry Directions #2191
    ashley.grimes
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    Topics: Middle Grade Read Aloud, Feedback for Title 1 School Giveaway, For starters (other texts), & Ideas for Book-Inspired Social Action

    Ashley Grimes
    4th grade Reading & Social Studies, but will be leading our 4th – 6th grade new Project Lit chapter.
    Richardson Terrace Elementary
    300 N Dorothy Drive
    Richardson, TX 75081
    @middlesisterash
    @ProjectlitRTE

    Thank you so much for this amazing chance!

    in reply to: For Starters #2190
    ashley.grimes
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    I can’t wait for my group’s first Project LIT meeting because I want to bring all these ideas to the students and community members. I am hoping we can start an action plan this year at school that is student-led, teacher facilitated, and includes our community members. CarolAnn – thank you for sharing you are a Title I school. This gives me hope since we are also a Title I school with 70% + free/reduced lunch.

    in reply to: Other texts #2189
    ashley.grimes
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    This site has several books with the same topics. https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf-book-lists/chapter-books-hunger-poverty-homelessness

    Also, Newsela has quite a few articles to pick from.

    in reply to: Feedback for Title 1 School Giveaway #2188
    ashley.grimes
    Participant

    I love the idea of 5 different schools getting access to this book! More schools = more kids reading 🙂

    in reply to: Middle School Read Alouds #2187
    ashley.grimes
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    In the past, I have used lack of a class set of novels as a read aloud (either I read or invite others in the building in to read to my classes), partner reading, found extra copies on Overdrive (our school’s online book source), requested additional copies through Donor’s Choose, or just purchased more myself. I also have different groups reading different texts when I don’t have enough copies. I usually only read 1-2 chapters at a time, I have students respond to the reading through discussion, and apps like Padlet. The last class read aloud I did, I only had 1 copy of the book. Students went onto Padlet and either drew or acted out their favorite scene for other sections to guess. I don’t know if it is because I have 4th graders, but they love listening to someone read.

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