Book: Greetings from Somewhere. The Mystery of the Mosaic by Harper Paris
Yesterday we focused on expressing ourselves through writing. Today I thought I would challenge my readers to express themselves verbally by being a part of telling the story.
This book is part of a series that takes readers on adventures around the globe. In The Mystery of the Mosaic, twins Ella and Ethan roam the canals of Venice Italy solving the mystery of the stolen gondola and finding grandpa Harry's favourite mosaic.
Each child was assigned a chapter to read and summarize. Some children worked in groups and others worked alone. When they completed the task of reading and summarizing the chapter they were asked to relate the chapter to the class.
This was not a simple task for some of my young readers but they tried their best and I was able to assist them by asking key questions. At the end of the reading session each child knew the story even though they had not read the entire book. Mission accomplished.
After successfully completing our reading exercise I tasked the children with creating a paper mosaic of Italy.
See the beautiful paintings done by the children with Arty Pants Studio!