Jackie Perich’s grade 7 students spent March participating in a series of book discussions about Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner with South Orangetown Middle School (Teacher, Sara Nybro). They began with an introductory and planning session at the beginning of March. This meeting was followed by a series of discussions on literary elements such as plot, character, and setting. They made predictions and connections within the story. The discussions also focused on choices, decision making and the consequences.
A boy hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather’s farm with the winnings from a dog sled race. A short book with a lot of potential for classroom discussion.
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