Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

In the Classroom: Immigrant Family Stories

Thanks to Rasco From Rif Jen Robinson’s Book Page, and Family Bookshelf in their latest Children’s Literacy and Reading News for pointing me to Dan Yaccarino’s new blog where he asks for family stories building on the one he told so beautifully in All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel.  My fourth grade curriculum is immigration and in the fall we do a BIG oral history project where the children interview family members, friends, or others around them about their immigration to America.  For years they turned the oral histories into picture books, but last year we made a graphic novel instead and, since it came out so well, are doing the same this year.  So I was delighted to be alerted to Dan’s blog and look forward to reading all the stories it will soon contain.

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