“A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices”
Told in free verse poems written by Sally Derby, A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices,features six students from different backgrounds, kindergarten through fifth grade, as they prepare and attend their first day of school.
This book promotes diversity and different perspectives.
TITLE: A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices
AUTHOR: Sally Derby
ILLUSTRATOR: Mika Song
PUBLISHER: Charlesbridge, 2017
AGE GROUP: 6-9
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspectives, diversity
1) Write a poem or story about your first day of school. Remember to use your five senses.
2) Pretend you are a new student at a new school. How might you want others to treat you? What can you do to welcome new students at your school this year?
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