2:25-Minute Video on…Creative Writing! Perseverance! Making Connections!
by Tatiana Florival
“Reading is not something that is simple to everyone, and having that connection with Henley—who struggled with finding that book to read—is something I think my kids will remember for the whole school year.” —Kriscia Cabral
As a first grade teacher at Highland Ranch Elementary in San Diego, California, Kriscia Cabral loves Henley’s journey in My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell, illustrated by Michael Robertson.
Watch Kriscia’s teacher review video to discover how you can use this Book of the Week to teach creative writing, help students learn the importance of perseverance, and connect with others. Here are Kriscia’s ideas:
• Watch a Malcolm Mitchell read-aloud online
• Create your own book like Henley did
• Compare Michael Robertson’s illustrations to Malcolm Mitchell’s words
• Demonstrate perseverance and other social-emotional learning principles
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