Week of March 8, 2021 | TK-3rd Grade
CYRM Picture Books Continue
Sounding Out Words We Don't Know Pronounce the author's first and last name. Give it a try! Thigh-rah Head-er? Then click here to listen to the surprising way it is pronounced.
Alfie, by Thyra Heder | Nominee 3 of 5
Told for the perspective of the girl, Nia, and then the turtle, Alfie, this story describes what happens when Alfie disappears on the eve of Nia's birthday to find her a special present.
Video Alfie presented by Sankofa Read Aloud
Discussion We don't always realize the impact we have on another's life. Discussion prompts.
Story Extender An interview with the author.
Crafty Connection Step-by-step directions to paint a pet turtle on rocks.
Week of March 8, 2021 - Fourth and Fifth Grade
CYRM Picture Books for Older Readers Conclude
Six Dots: a Story of Young Louis Braille, by Jen Bryant | Nominee 3 of 3
Louis Braille, blinded in childhood by an accident, was so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet. It must be noted that Louis was a child inventor who worked alone and without public support or financial backing. Living in a converted prison building and already suffering the early signs of lung disease, he managed to create a system of reading and writing for the blind that is still in use today.
Video Six Dots presented by Christine Sharrock.
Review Six Dots concludes the presentation of the three CYRM Picture Books for Older Readers nominees. Review the previously presented titles, Step Right Up and Sergeant Reckless, if needed.
Online Ballot for Picture Book for Older Readers Students in fourth and fifth grade vote online for their favorite by 8:00 p.m. on March 31.
Online Ballot for Intermediate Novel - Optional Students in 4th and 5th grade vote online for their favorite by 8:00 p.m. on March 31.