The UE Book Club (Distance Learning Edition) – Fantasy and Folklore

Reading, by Hilary Lord, March 31, 2020,

This month the Upper Elementary Book Club is alive and well in our distance learning program. Upper Elementary students will meet today to discuss one of four books from the fantasy genre. Each novel draws from characters and tales found in folklore and mythology from around the world. Each book is also the beginning of … Continue reading “The UE Book Club (Distance Learning Edition) – Fantasy and Folklore”

The UE Book Club – Black History Month

Reading, by Hilary Lord, February 19, 2020,

This month Upper Elementary students are honoring Black History Month with their book club selections. They’re reading books written by African American authors who have won the Coretta Scott King Book Award. The students chose from the list of books below—a memoir written in verse, a first-person narrative written in verse, a work of contemporary … Continue reading “The UE Book Club – Black History Month”

The UE Book Club – Learning and Social Difficulties

Reading, by Hilary Lord, January 15, 2020,

  For January, Upper Elementary students are reading books with first person narratives from the perspectives of children with learning and social difficulties for the UE Book Club. The books address issues of disability, accessibility, alienation and inclusion. Colleen Deibel, UE Special Assistant describes common themes in this month’s selections as “embracing our differences, recognizing … Continue reading “The UE Book Club – Learning and Social Difficulties”

The UE Book Club – Native American Voices

Reading, by Hilary Lord, November 20, 2019,

The literature of the aboriginal people of North America defines America. It is not exotic. The concerns are particular, yet often universal.U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo For November, Upper Elementary students are reading books by Native American authors for the UE Book Club. The stories describe events in the history of North America from the perspectives of Native American … Continue reading “The UE Book Club – Native American Voices”