3-Minute Teacher Review Video on the Many Literacy Lessons Packed in an Empowering Text
by Tatiana Florival
“The book gives a sense of belonging to students. Just like how the sun and moon are a part of the earth and they belong here—we all also belong as part of the human race and people on earth. We all should feel like we belong.” —Adanna McMayo
For Adanna McMayo, a third grade teacher at Beginning with Children Charter School 2 in Brooklyn, New York, the best part of sharing I Am Enough with her students is giving them a sense of belonging.
Beyond that, she also finds Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo’s lyrical and beautifully illustrated picture book to be an excellent jumping-off point for many language and reading lessons! Adanna uses I Am Enough to kick off numerous topics with her class, including:
• Word Families: Students practice phonics by finding words with the same endings. Then the class can discuss why some rhyme while others don’t.
• Fluency: Encourage students to use commas to separate sentences into smaller chunks! This is a great way to help practice reading aloud smoothly and with flow.
• Act It Out: Students can practice speaking and listening skills by reenacting parts of the story and showing how they are enough. (Learning remotely? Have students record themselves and share videos with their classmates.)
Watch Adanna’s Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review video to discover some of the many ways I Am Enough can fit into your class curriculum!
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