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IMWAYR-February 25, 2019

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Last week was a week! Each of my three kids are on an antibiotic, and needless to say my reading life has suffered. I'm still reading Parkland, by Dave Cullen, but I needed a "lighter" read this week, so I started That Night on Netgalley. Next week, I plan to carve out time to catch up on picture books. Let us know what you're reading! Don't forget to check on these blogs for more IMWAYR posts: Reading Teacher Writes Unleashing Readers Mrs. Knott's Book Nook

Mad Wolf's Daughter Blog Tour

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“Sometimes words alone can save your life.” Welcome to Teachers Who Read for the first stop of The Mad Wolf's Daughter blog tour! I am so excited to host today because today I get to talk about an interactive classroom activity (or two) to use WITH Mad Wolf's Daughter!  Backstory first: I teach 5th grade ELAR, so you can altar this in any way to fit YOUR needs. First up: An inference activity. That tedious standard that seems to make all of our students shake at their knees.  I take the first chapter and we read it together out loud. (The pictures of first chapter will be attached below)  As we are reading, I will stop them at certain parts and ask them to infer WHAT they think is happening? Based on Drest's body language, what can you conclude about how she is feeling/what she is thinking? Etc. This also gets them SUPER excited to read the book. THEN after we read the first chapter, I have the students discuss how the setting affects the charac

The Unicorn Quest Interview and Review

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  An enchanting, exciting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures,  blending the timeless feel of  A Wrinkle in Time  with  Frozen 's powerful themes of identity, enchantment, and sisterhood. Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor . . . until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret. A Kids' Indie Next Selection A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year An ALA Top Ten First