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How could I use Helen Lesterís books in my classroom?
classroom has its share of behavior problems. With the use of Helen
Lesterís books a teacher would be able to bring up the subject of
behavior by reading one of the many books available. Students would be
able to compare their own behaviors to those of the characters featured
in any of the books. When used in the correct manner these books can be
a great resource for any classroom.
The following classroom activity is to be used with the book, It
Wasnít My Fault. After reading as a class have students act out the
story allowing them to take animal roles. Then brainstorm another
similar real-life situation and role play how we blame others. Discuss
more positive ways of dealing with these situations.
The following classroom
activity is to be used with the book, A Porcupine Named Fluffy. Have
students make up their own books based on A Porcupine Named Fluffy. This
activity works especially well when working with a unit on synonyms and
antonyms. Start by having students choose an animal. Then, have students
list all the words that describe that animal. Next, have students choose
one word from their list and have them write the antonym for that word.
The students now have a title for the book they will create.
following classroom activity is to be used with the book Hooway for
Wodney Wat. After reading the story as a class, have students write a
book review. In the book review students should identify the following:
plot, main character, main adversary, setting, and style. An example of
student responses can be found
here (a Word 2002 document). A full review summary can be found
Word 2002 document).
After reading Helen
Lesterís books it would be tons of fun for students to write to her.
Have them write about their favorite book or tell about a favorite
character. She does a really nice job getting back to those who write
activities can be found at Education Place
and I Love That Teaching
How could I use Helen
Lesterís books at home?
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