4-Minute Teacher Review Video on Imagining Personal Journeys
by Tatiana Florival
“I think what this book is teaching us is that experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” —Darnell Williams
Sometimes life lessons take time—and Darnell Williams wants his students to know: that’s okay!
Darnell finds that Clayton Byrd Goes Underground offers his sixth graders at Stafford Intermediate School in Manahawkin, New Jersey, a thoughtful window into discussions about personal journeys, perspective, and positive relationships. Plus it’s a great opportunity to put on some jazz or blues and get students moving and grooving in their seats—in class or virtually!
Watch Darnell’s teacher review video to discover some of the many ways Clayton Byrd Goes Underground can fit into your classroom, including:
• Book Talks: Students record themselves answering different reading comprehension questions about empathy and love.
• Imagining Personal Journeys: Clayton’s journey takes him underground. Students can write about where their journeys would take them.
• A Walk in My Shoes: Students fill a drawing of shoes with things that matter to them, including what they would take with them on their personal treks.
How do you plan to use Clayton Byrd Goes Underground with your students? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re able, please share with us and other Scholastic Book Clubs teachers on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.