Friday, April 16, 2010

BookPals - Book Chats Through Letter Writing

A few weeks ago, we mailed our introductory letters to our BOOKPALS at Ontario Public School. Both classes were enjoying the same 'read-aloud' chapter book by Roddy Doyle, The Giggler Treatment. We wrote letters to discuss the book with another Grade One student.

The reading strategy, 'visualize' was focused on as we tried to imagine what the Gigglers look like. What a fun and engaging book! We often referred to the glossary to better understand some the terms used by the author. The Irish refer to some things differently than we do in Canada!