This is the second year of the program, and I love it! I signed up to take the same group every week: students going into fourth grade. To help them along their way to qualifying for the Rooster Games next spring, we are reading the RICBA nominee The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary. Each chapter concludes with a moral, and we've been discussing what they mean and how it reflects what happened in the story.
As an extension activity, I transformed a number of Aesop's fables into scripts for the children to perform. Last week we tried it out for the first time, and we had a blast! I was really impressed by the kids' enthusiasm and have started selecting pieces our next meeting.
|During the read-through I helped the kids with pronunciations and defined words they didn't know.|
|All of the kids used a marker to highlight their own parts in the script.|