Our Fourth Grade students have been thinking about their favorite books. They were asked to write a few sentences using this format: Reaction (how did the book make you feel?), Detail (tell one thing that happened in the book), and Recommendation (who else might enjoy this book?) Here's a sampling of what the students had to say:
Holly: The book Princess Academy by Shannon Hale made me want to own it myself. In the book, girls who know nothing about academics might be a future princess, but bandits come and only Miri can save them! This is a book for someone who likes thrilling adventures and romance.
Geogia: Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan impacted my life by making me realize how lucky I am. Koly (main character), like many girls in India, will leave home forever when she gets married. I recommend this book to girls who like a touching story.
Sebastian: The book Chomp by Carl Hiaasen made me unable to put it down. It's about a boy named Wahoo, his father named Mickey, and others who get offered a job from a celebrity. I'd recommend this book to adventure lovers. (Note: Chomp is on 2013-2014 DCF Reading List).
Megan: The book Bluestar's Prophecy by Erin Hunter will wow you. It's about a cat that is blessed with a prophecy about fire that can only be destroyed by water. I recommend this book to someone who likes cats and a little bit of mystery.