This week's topic is social studies. The book I want to share with you is called Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting.
I normally share this book with my students in Reading Workshop, but it is a beautifully written historical fiction book that would be a perfect share for social studies. It is about the children who rode on orphan trains in the late 1800s. The story is told in the point of view of one little girl Marianne. The story is heartwarming and does a fantastic job explaining how the children probably felt when they were traveling across the country. It is a bit long for a picture book, so I normally read it over two days (10-15 min each day.) It is the kind of story that leads to great discussions and really makes the kids think about what it would be like to be a kid back then. If you haven't read this book I would encourage you to find a copy of it from the library, it is worth the read.
Today is also the big day!
Since I know many of you teach different subjects and grades I'm giving you a few options to choose from. You can receive one of the following products (click on picture to learn more about the product:)
|Reading Skills and Strategies Bookmarks and Organizers|
|South Menu Choice Board|
|Graphing and Probability QR Codes|
|There's a Monster in my Room Writing Activity|
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