Traveling back in Time to 3/2014 – Author Spotlight

“I’ve set the Time Machine settings to 2014 at 11pm. It’s a Monday night and the The Daily Show with Host Jon Stewart is set to begin. He is set to interview a very special autthor guest!” Just before sharing my screen to play the back-in-time video clip, I remind my students to watch carefully and to take notes. They had this slide to help them set up their notebook page and many choose to click the link in the chat, giving them an electronic template of a 3-2-1 structure.

Then I clicked on the video and we traveled back to a fabulous 10 minute interview.

Here’s a sampling of students’ notes from that day:

I ended the class reminding the students the March Trilogy can be found in our school library and in my classroom library.
I do think a few will be requesting to borrow from our school’s Curbside Pickup.

If you have 10 minutes, I recommend watching this moving interview. But like me, you might need a kleenex!
March 9, 2014 John Lewis on The Daily Show
And even if graphic novels aren’t your thing (yet), I highly recommend reading this book series
by the amazing author and American, John Lewis. #GoodTrouble

8 thoughts on “Traveling back in Time to 3/2014 – Author Spotlight

  1. Ms Victor Reads says:

    I can’t wait to explore your links, but immediately want to thank you for your note taking strategy- I think I will use it on Friday! I have yet to read the trilogy (do you think 5th graders could handle it?) but have long had it on my TBR list. Lucky kids to time travel with you!


    • sallydonnelly11 says:

      I definitely think 5th graders can read this! So excited about you miving to 5th. We are going to have to brainstorm ideas. I LOVE the 5th grade writing UoS. I got to teach them for 1 year as a 5th grade writing teacher!! Enjoy the links when time permits.

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  2. thefitbrarian says:

    The March trilogy and John Lewis’s story are so powerful! I recently finished reading the trilogy and can’t stop recommending it. Thanks for sharing your students’ work! I hope they take advantages of checking the trilogy out!


  3. hardly an artist says:

    Definitely into graphic novels and always find nonfiction ones AMAZING. Thanks for sharing, I will check out the series!!! I laughed at the time machine because we watched an interview from 2011 today, before my students were even born, which they all made sure to share 😉


  4. Fran McCrackin says:

    I appreciate so very much how you:
    1. Teach social justice along with reading
    2. Always support your student’s thinking and writing about their reading
    (in this case the 3-2-1 structure)
    3. Use multi-media in your teaching of reading.
    This post demonstrates each of these in your lesson, and I can’t get enough examples!


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