Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ask an adult for a book suggestion!

January's 5th grade book report will be a bit different from past months. This time you will ask an adult you know to suggest a book - but not just any old book! You need to come up with an intriguing question, one that will stimulate them to think and pique the curiosity of your classmates when you present your book to them.

Think carefully about your question, because it will become part of your presentation. Some examples of questions you could use are:

When you were about my age, what was a book you read that...

- made you cry?
- changed your mind about something important?
- taught you something completely new about the world?
- made you feel like the author really understood you?

You can use one of these questions or come up with your own!

Who can you ask? Your parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, teachers, dentist, soccer coach, mail carrier, the checkout guy at the grocery store, the old lady who lives down the street... ask away and be prepared to hear some interesting answers!

And remember, once you have a book idea, be sure to run it past Ms. Russell for approval!

Happy New Year, everyone! May 2011 be filled with wonderful books!

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