Engage and deepen understanding of informational text.
Develop listening and speaking skills with author interviews and discussion guides.
- Consider Helen Frost's use of two voices to narrate Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War. Her Meet-the-Author book reading shares some of the backstory for the book.
"When readers see words like settlers and frontier, they might not pause to consider that what was a frontier to some was a homeland to others." -Helen Frost
Delve into and analyze literature.
- Contemplate the shifts in focus and perspective required of Francisco X. Stork in his work on Marcelo in the Real World as described in his Meet-the-Author Book Reading.
Construct meaning from social contexts using diverse literature.
- Explore the themes of friendship, sharing, and loss using Karen Lynn Williams' lesson plan for Four Feet, Two Sandals.
1. Referenced from the NCTE National Council of Teachers of English. NCTE / IRA Standards for the English Language Arts. (n.d.). Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-ira.