Linking up with the Amazing Amanda and Super Stacia from Collaboration Cuties for their very first linky party! So glad to be a part of this new adventure with these fun and fabulous ladies! However, this linky party may be expensive! I know we're going to get some great ideas and want to go right out and buy all the books we don't already have!
I'm on spring break so I'm going to do my best with my pictures and information. I'd like to talk about the book Teammates.
This powerful story is about Jackie Robinson becoming the first negro to play on an all white team, the Dodgers. He is treated poorly and has to endure through many obstacles during his time on the team until one of his teammates PeeWee Reese takes a stand for Jackie Robinson. I use this book to teach theme: there are so many possible themes for this book which sparks great discussion and "friendly debates". Some include: friendship, stand up for what you believe in, courage, accept others' differences, equality. My students create a theme poster based on the theme they select.
It's a great lesson to show that many books have multiple themes. My students need to justify their decisions with text evidence and support from the book. These posters are available in my TPT store.