Mrs. Eley spent much of the lesson reading aloud a chapter of The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney. Humphrey is a classroom hamster that gives the students nicknames based on what he observes or what the teacher tells the student. (For example, some nicknames are "Stop-Giggling Gail" or "Speak-Up-Sayeh" or "Wait-for-the-Bell Garth.")
After listening to the book, students were asked to respond to this question: "If Humphrey could give you a nickname based on your classroom habits, what would it be?" We used voice thread.com to record their responses.
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Standards addressed by this lesson:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.