This book would be good for students of all ages. Overall, This book would not as part of one unit, but as part of a series of books throughout the year that showcases authors and characters of color. By including this book, I can expose my students to more diverse authors and characters. Also, thinking through the lens of a becoming a culturally responsive educator, I want my students to see themselves and to get an insight into the cultures of other students/people that they may know.
In the time we are living in now, where most schools are going to online classes, video read alouds can be helpful to parents who may not have access to books. Additionally, teachers/students can still have some kind of interaction or normalcy through their routine read alouds. It also, provides access to younger students, who may not have the fluency,
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Great story and a good example of exposing kids to diverse cultures. Especially appropriate in these stay home days. You’re good at reading upside down!
I really like how you are focusing on reading books about diverse culture. It is so important to introduce kids to books about people who look like them!
Chloe, thank you for sharing this story with us. This is definitely a great way to give more access to literature during this time while everyone is in quarantine. I also like that you pointed out your thinking in regards to teaching with a cultural lens.