California Young Reader Medal
"In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. It is a difficult life but made easier by the love Lee shares with his grandparents. But now Lee must leave all that he knows. Before his parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for Lee to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If he goes, he will have the chance for a better life. But first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. Only then will he be allowed to live with his new family. If Lee makes even a single mistake, he could be sent back to China. Lee knows his grandparents want a better life for him. He can't let them down." *
"Each kindness makes the world a little better
This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.
Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya." *
"Homan Walsh loves to fly his kite. And when a contest is announced to see whose kite string can span Niagara Falls, Homan is set on winning, despite the cold and the wind—and even when his kite is lost and broken. Homan’s determination is beautifully captured in this soaring, poetic picture book that features Terry Widener’s stunning acrylic paintings. Both author and illustrator worked with experts on both sides of the falls to accurately present Homan Walsh’s story. The book also includes an extensive author’s note, timeline, bibliography, and further resources." *
*Amazon book summary
Room 24 Homework
1. Video Challenge: Make a 1 minute movie trailer based on your favorite Young Reader's Book.
The trailer needs to have a Beginning, Middle and End.
You do not have to summarize the story.
You have to give 3 reasons why Melrose students should vote for this book.
Sentence Starter: Vote for .......because....
Tell students how this book will make them feel. Is the book funny? Sad? Suspenseful? Is is a life changing story?
Be creative! You can make a music video. Animated movie. Re-enact part of the book.
Time: Video will be 60 seconds long.
2. Finish your Math Video Challenge: 8 time Tables.
1. Math Worksheets pp. 15,16,17,18,19,20
2. Reading Log
3. Work on Video Challenge: 8 times tables.
1. Math Worksheet pp. 51-52
2. Reading Log
3. Video Challenge: Times Table: 8s
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