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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Question

From: Betsy Scheidemantel (scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 12:43:19 EST

I do not know what books get read to Sarah at school because she usually
does not tell me. If any get read it is in library time. In class they are
usually doing book work or reading from their story book. At home I have
her read to her younger brothers but we have read THE BOBSEY TWINS, some of
the BOXCAR CHILDREN and we have started a series about a girl that does
gymnastics. We also read any RAGGEDY ANN and ANDY stories along with all
the classic fairy tales, both Disney and Brothers Grimm. I hope to read
Harrry Potter to her this summer.

With her learning to read I really try to use our "reading time" as practice
for her and have her read to me.
>From: "Julia Shugert" <shugert@basd.k12.pa.us>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
>Subject: Re: Question
>Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2000, 10:37 PM

>I feel that we should allow them to enjoy the novel at times. Douglas
>really connected to TOM SAWYER, although he never read a word of it
>himself. Kirsten had read the excerpt to her class and definitely hooked
>them. Even though they didn't analyze the novel, Douglas was able to
>take my seventh graders' test and do quite well. I think that has a lot
>to do with his prior training. His elementary teachers did a great job
>of helping students evaluate novels for plot, setting, characterization,
>etc. at the students' levels.
>What books has your daughter had read to her?


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