The “Soul” of The View from Saturday
by Traci Swain
Watch this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review by fifth grade teacher Pamela Lynch to discover how you can use E. L. Konigsburg’s The View from Saturday to teach your students about points of view, fellowship, and working together.
“They called themselves The Souls. They told Mrs. Olinski that they were The Souls before they were a team, but she told them that they were a team as soon as they became The Souls.”
Pamela Lynch, a fifth grade teacher from PS 111 Seton Falls in the Bronx, loves how the four students in The View from Saturday couldn’t be more different and yet they’re united by their common respect for one another and their teacher, Mrs. Olinksi.
Watch Pamela’s book review to discover how you can use E. L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal–winning novel to open a conversation with your class about:
• The effect of multiple points of view on the storytelling
• The importance of friendship and fellowship
• The power of kindness to change people’s lives
How does The View from Saturday fit into your curriculum? We’d love to hear from you! Join the conversation on social media and share your thoughts with other Book Club teachers by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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