Our whole group reading book is The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamilla.  Students will listen to, discuss, and respond in writing to questions based on the Common Core.


SMALL GROUP READING: Small groups of students are reading the following books and answering questions in writing based on the Common Core.

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl

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  • The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

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*  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

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The Blind Man and the Elephant retold by Karen Backstein

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Students will be reading “just right” books that they choose themselves.  These books should be interesting to them and at an appropriate reading level.  They’ll check in frequently and be encouraged to use comprehension strategies that we are working on.

Just Right Books Poster and Bookmarks


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