2-Minute Teacher Review Video on a Hilarious, Energetic Story to Practice Readers’ Theater
by Alana Pedalino
“My second graders would not let me stop reading. They even wanted to stay in from recess so we could finish the tale!” —Samantha Bradshaw, Second Grade Teacher
If there’s one thing Junie B. Jones excels at, it’s expressing herself. And fortunately for readers, that expression typically comes with plenty of humor, hijinks, and fun!
While sharing the hilarious Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day with her students, Samantha Bradshaw—a second grade teacher from Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School in Racine, Wisconsin—infuses Junie B.’s excitement and positivity into her students’ reading experience.
Watch Samantha’s Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review video to discover the many ways you can incorporate Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day into your curriculum to help students practice their self-expression, such as:
• Class Read-Aloud: Have a blast getting into character and bringing the story to life by reading dialogue in different characters’ voices.
• Readers’ Theater: Help students improve their language fluency by encouraging them to read aloud (in person or virtually) and practice intonation and expression.
• Make Predictions: By drawing on past experiences or problem-solving techniques, students can predict if and how Junie B. will lead her class to victory over Room Eight.
• Host a Reading Party: If students can’t attend an in-person Field Day, they can have a party in the classroom and create capes to represent their personalities.
How do you use the Junie B. Jones series 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.