Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Out Here on my Own"

Welcome, students, to our first literature unit! During the course of the next few weeks, we will be reading literature and poetry that takes a look at facing challenges alone. The theme, as described by the textbook, is "Out Here on my own". Here is how the textbook describes this theme: 
  • Confronting a crisis alone can be a frightening experience for anyone; but danger may also bring out qualities such as courage, determination, and self-sacrifice--in a young girl, in a small boy, or even a fledgling mongoose.
On Monday, the 29th, we will begin reading the story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling. Buckle up, students, we are in for an interesting exploration of what it means to go-it alone!

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