Teacher-and-Student Review of Stargirl
by Traci Swain
“When Stargirl first entered into the cafeteria…she just floated right in, sat down at a table, and made herself feel welcome. She pulled out her ukulele and started strumming, and then the rest of the kids are looking at her like, ‘Who is this alien who’s plopped into our world?!’”
Rhonda Stewart—a sixth grade teacher at the Sampson G. Smith Campus of Franklin Middle School in Somerset, New Jersey—and student Bhavya dive deep into the story as they imagine what it would be like if one of their favorite books, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, collided with their real world at school. Spoiler alert: it’s amazing!
In this charming and informative teacher-and-student review, Rhonda and Bhavya bond over the novel they both loved, and explore its messages about peer pressure and why it’s so important to always be true to yourself. If you’re considering using Stargirl in your curriculum, check out the video to see how it may fit into your classroom!
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