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Friday, May 4, 2012

Not a Popular Choice

My teaching partner and I have been working with a third grade class this week to discover things about inventors and inventions using an inquiry learning model. We began with a book pass (each person skims each book for about a minute), talked abou interesting things, and shared our own inquiries with them. I talked about Frank Zamboni, and she talked about Eratosthenes. The children really had not been intrigued with Kathryn Lasky's THE LIBRARIAN WHO MEASURED THE EARTH, but as she explained all the factors that attracted her to the book and shared her wonderings, it became one of the most popular choices on the cart!  The experience proved once again how talking about a book generates interest in it! The votes have been cast for their choices, and they will begin investigating on Monday.

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