I live for moments like these...
Today we were discussing narratives in class. I was really just going over the elements of a narrative because my minions will be working on a narrative throughout our unit on mythology.
I am really trying to work more Laura Robb read alouds in class this year. Sometimes for a purpose, like today, and sometimes just for the enjoyment of reading to them for 5 minutes to share a good book.
Today after discussing the elements of a narrative I shared one of my favorite narratives that I recently read with my minions. The book is called, "A Child Called It." This is a true story that is heartbreaking, but has a happy ending eventually which is good to know. It is about a boy who is abused by his mother, but it talks about all that he went through and how he overcame it all in the end.
Yes, this is probably a bit controversial of a book. I do not have any students this year that have ever experienced any kind of harm in the way that David does in the book, therefore I thought it was safe to do.
As a reader, I had to find out what happened to David. From page 1 I was hooked...and guess what? The same thing happened to my kids today.
The bell rang after one of my hardest classes was about to leave for their next hour and the kids said, "Please, can you read more tomorrow?"
Can't wait to share my next read aloud! I live for these little moments.