Reflection: Trust and Respect Nonfiction Reading Circles Part 2 -One Step Ahead of Hitler - Section 2: Independent Work


While students are reading today, I will be walking around monitoring progress and answering questions.

Additionally, I will be addressing a concern.  Toward the end of the story, there is a brief mention of abuse.  This is handled extremely well by the author with no graphic details; however, the students who are reading this section were chosen by design.  They are mature well-read students who I knew could handle the sensitive subject matter.

As I am monitoring, I will quietly mention this section of the book to those students. I will point our the page of the incident and offer them the option to skip that page if they feel led to. My classroom is a place of respect and my students know they are my first concern.  I think this is why each student throughout the day smiled an understanding, appreciative smile and nodded that there would be no need to skip.

I am sure any teachers would read the text before assigning it, however, should you choose to use this text, be aware of the sensitive nature of this part of the experience.

  Guiding Students During Silent Reading
  Trust and Respect: Guiding Students During Silent Reading
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Nonfiction Reading Circles Part 2 -One Step Ahead of Hitler

Unit 7: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 2
Lesson 10 of 15

Objective: SWBAT understand how individuals lives are changed by other individuals and events.

Big Idea: Making the story part of our memory too.. "for those who will never be able to tell us what they remember."

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