Monday, April 2, 2012
India Opal's Voice
Third graders have looked forward to this week all year. Because of Winn-Dixie. I told them I would begin reading it aloud in April. I love this book. It is on my list of all-time top-ten favorites for so many reasons. Without meaning to do so, I slip into what I consider my India Opal Voice as soon I utter the first words. I imitate the smile she imagines on her new dog's face. Today when I ended chapter three to move on to our research lesson, I realized I was still speaking in Opal's voice. They never even noticed...or at least never said anything.