Months of August and September
In my ELA Class we have been working on research for WWII. We will be reading the book, Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. This book takes place during WWII. The two main characters are young girls, one is Jewish, the other is not. I feel it is important for them to have some background knowledge before reading the book. They have learned many interesting facts about the war. Please talk with them about it, as they are all enjoying it.
We will begin reading Number the Stars at the end of this week. Each day the students will be asked to go onto Google Classroom and complete a journal on their reading.
At the end of the book we will be watching The Boy in Striped Pajamas. This is also a movie about WWII, but the main characters are boys. Again one is Jewish and the other is not. We compare different events of the war and how they were depicted in each them movie and the book.