Sunday, January 18, 2015

2nd Graders Respond to "World According to Humphrey" by Betty Birney

Our second grade students heard about all the good pet books in the library this week!  Students at Hillside love books about pets, including both nonfiction and fiction.

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 to record their responses.  

Enjoy and feel free to leave us a comment!

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.

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