Read Your World @ HES- June 11, 2018 Teacher Resource Page
Read Your World Day at HES is a day for students to expand their cultural awareness through children's literature. The Equity Team at HES wants students to have exposure to books that provide "mirrors" and "windows"- that is books where they can see themselves and books in which they can learn about others. The books and activities below have been compiled by the Equity Team and should be used to introduce this concept to our students. If you know of any other books that you would like to use in place of the one's suggested below, please feel free to use it.
Kindergarten- Shades of People by Shelley Rotner (2 Copies are available) ClickHere for activities. Please try the art activity listed.
First Grade- Choose a picture book from the collection and have a class discussion or activity.
Second Grade- Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing (Available in 2nd Grade ELA Textbook Anthology) Possible Follow-up activity: Students will illustrate the traits/characteristics that they get from their parents or family members. Remember that the traits do not have to be physical. Students should fold a sheet of paper into thirds vertically to make three boxes. Have students draw a plus sign between the first two boxes and an equal sign between the second and third box. Click Here for a photograph of the activity.
Third Grade- One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul Click Here for activities Plastic Bag jump rope directions Here(These directions have images) Plastic Bag Bracelet Directions Here (you can leave off the beads)
Fourth Grade- A Very Important Day by Maggie Rugg Herold (Available in 4th Grade ELA Textbook Anthology) Story starts on page 249 but it might be beneficial to start with the background and vocabulary on pages 246-247. This story may need to be read aloud by the teacher while students follow along in their textbooks. Possible Follow-up activity 1: Have a class discussion using the questions on page 270 of the textbook. Possible Follow-up activity 2: Adapt the "Take a Poll" activity on page 271 by having students write their name and place of birth on a sticky note and place it on a world map if possible and discuss how the class compares to the families in the story.
Fifth Grade- Bully by Patricia Polacco (2 copies of the book are available) The book lends itself to some great discussions and teachers can use the links below to have an online follow-up. Click Here for video and quiz about bullying Click Herefor a link to a Discovery Education video "Internet Bullies? Just a Click Away"