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Spring 2021 SEYSL 704 GROUP DISCUSSION

Each week several students will be assigned to pose questions based on the book read and moderate the discussion.

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    Your slide looks amazing…..seriously amazing!!

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    This book seems super interesting. I’m really getting into this historical fiction genre!

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi John! This was also one of the books I was interested in reading. You bring up a good point how we can recommend books for independent reading, we don’t necessarily always have to teach it. Something to keep in mind. Visually appealing slide as well.

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    I loveeeeeee that the book is written through poems. I think this is a really great text to add to the curriculum for genre reasons along with the important topics covered. This one is next on my list because of your explanation! Also, love the layout.

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Victoria! Loved the design here. Although this book doesn’t seem up my ally, I glad you enjoyed it!

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hey Erin! Is it just me or does this book remind you of that movie with Morgan Freeman, but a kid version lol? Interesting concept though! Reading 400 pages in a day tells me that it must be good! Going to have to check it out.

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hey Zizhen, your ATS slide really matches the feel of the book. I have heard a bunch about this book, but never have gotten the chance to read it. You gave me a good preview of what to expect!

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    Kaitlyn McKenna replied to the topic Week Seven

    Well, Nicole, you got me interested! Great job presenting what the book is about. I am looking forward to giving this a read!

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Zizhen!

    I like how you set up your ATS! I like how this book centers around WWII. I think a lot of students will learn more about WWII as they read this book. It would be great to connect history lessons as well.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Rachel!

    I love the formatting of your ATS! Very appealing and connects with the text. I like the theme you talk about. I think it’s important to talk about how far you can go with the support from your friends.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Caroline!

    I loved this book as well. The topic you chose is great to incorporate in the lesson. The theme of friendship and supporting one another is so important and we should talk about it with our students. I remember reading this with 5th graders as well. They loved the book!

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Erin!

    This sounds like a super fun book to read! I think the students would enjoy reading the book even more. I like the idea of how the characters just live their life to the fullest, knowing they only have 1 day to live. And then the consequences of their actions start to come up. I think it’s important to talk about actions and the…[Read more]

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Victoria!

    I love how you set up your ATS. You used different shapes for your text boxes, it looks very nice! I like the theme you talk about, how families can be different. I think it is important to talk about this with our students. That we are all different and have different cultures and it is perfectly okay and we need to accept each…[Read more]

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Yuqi,

    I like the formatting of your ATS. The pictures complement your text very well. I like the theme you talk about, we can definitely talk about injustice and racism in the classroom. Students can voice their opinions and connect with one another.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Nicole,

    The book, Dear Martin, sounds like a good book to read with students. It is important that we talk about the hard topics in a safe and welcoming environment. The students can talk with each other about how they feel about the topic and can relate to one another.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Brian!

    The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm sounds like a very interesting book. I think a lot of students would like this book as it also has some fantasy aspects in it as well. The themes you mention would also be great to talk about with the students.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Arianna!

    I love how you set up your ATS. The colors and the layout of everything fit so well. I like how you talk about self-acceptance. This can definitely be a topic that can relate to the students, especially in high school. I think it would be a great topic to talk about and a great conversation starter.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Safa!

    I love the layout of your ATS. The different colors really complement each other. I like the theme you talk about, femininity. I think this topic would be great to talk about with students and see what they think about this. I like how you would ask your students what femininity means to them, as they can all have different perspectives on this.

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Susan!

    This book sounds very interesting. This book would bring light to students about refugees and what some of them have to go through. This book can also be taught in a history class and can help students make connections with the book!

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    Heeji Choi replied to the topic Week Seven

    Hi Tatiana!

    I like the pictures you added to your ATS! It gives a certain level of suspense because one of the characters is not who they claim to be. I like the theme that you mention about how lies can really hurt someone. This can be a great topic to talk about with your students and see how there can be different perspectives on this point.

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