Substantive Education

February 5, 2010

Book Fair

Grace Prep will be hosting a Book Faire on March 26th.

Details are still being nailed down, but I wanted to give parents a heads up.  We will be doing some projects for the Faire during Friday classes.  Students will be writing up some reviews, making posters about favorite authors, and taking surveys of friends and family on their reading habits.

In two of our Friday classes we are focusing on writing skills.  We all know that one of the best ways to become a good writer is to….READ!!!  So, for the next two months we will be focusing on developing a love of reading amongst our students.  Students will be encouraged to read a wide range of materials, including but not limited to: biographies, autobiographies, collections of short stories, poetry,  non-fiction works, how-to books, newspapers, magazines, and of course, novels.  I’ll be asking students to keep a reading log and their homework assignments for writing will involve interacting with what they have been reading.

I’ll continue to post details, and our progress right here.  To kick things off I’ll be posting several student written book reviews over the next two weeks.  Two are already in and just need a little proofreading and then I’ll put them up.  In the mean time…get reading.


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