Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jefferson Elementary Fourth Grade Book Club

Jefferson Elementary School and the Port Angeles Main Library recently teamed up in creating monthly book club for fourth graders.  Twenty six kids (over 60% of the fourth grade) are participating in the optional club.  During the month of March, the group read Home of the Brave by Newbery-award winning author Katherine Applegate.  Told in free verse, the book is the story of Kek, a Sudanese refugee, and his experience as an immigrant to Minnesota.  After discussing the book (and finding Sudan and Minnesota on the globe), students created book poetry, using words on the spines of books.  Check out their free-verse, just in time for National Poetry Month! 

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