Saturday, February 5, 2011

Word Sort: Uprising

 We are reading Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix and loving it! The children are learning so much about the life of immigrants in NYC in 1911. They keep arguing over the cover: Which girl is Bella? Which one is Yetta? The book is great for classroom discussions on unions, strikes and suffrage. I put together a Word Sort and told them to really think: Could these words fit into MORE than one category? Is the strike part of the problem or the solution? Is Jane just a character or is she part of the problem? It was an interesting discussion that made them THINK.... (see my other post on Uprising. It is under favorite books and Smartboards) Christine

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