Sixth grade students used their reading notebook as a guide to create a personal reading list using Destiny Quest to promote lifelong literacy.
Sixth grade students used new laptop computers to discover the many resources EIS Library has as they completed a poetry project.
World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday, March 5th. In honor of the day, authors have graciously volunteered their time to Skype with classrooms around the world in order to share the joy of reading aloud. Mrs. Drenka was fortunate enough to secure a visit with Amy Goldman Koss. One of Mrs. Koss’s books is entitled The Girls. In the book, each of six girls in a middle school clique reveals the strong, manipulative hold one member of the group exerts on the others causing hurt and self-doubt among the girls. In this suspenseful and realistic story, readers will long remember these characters and may think twice before sacrificing their individuality for the sake of popularity. Mrs. Drenka provided each girl in sixth grade with her own copy of the book a week before the visit so that they would have a chance to read it and have the opportunity to ask Mrs. Koss questions. Mrs. Kennedy, our counselor, will also join us for a follow-up conversation with the girls on Wednesday, March 5th at 3 PM in the cafe.
“World Read Aloud Day motivates children worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”