Monday, February 6, 2012

Tolerance and Open-Minded

I love book talk days when I get to introduce great books to middle schoolers. The IBMYP Learner Trait for February is Tolerance and our school's Character Trait is Open-Minded. All of the books below are vehicles for discussing either because the traits are very obvious, or lacking in some way.  Today I took all ten books to classes and asked the students to pick five to talk about. It was fun stuff!

I was pleased that all five classes that I spoke to chose a mixture of fiction and non-fiction literature. Every single class chose the book Loser by Jerry Spinelli to discuss which I was least comfortable talking about. But, I let the book speak for itself by reading a chapter aloud.

I wish the book cover images came out in this as they do on the word document that I publish for students--I'll have to figure out how to make that happen. I haven't been spending much time working with this blog lately. No wondering why--just a busy lady.

Happy Reading.

Linda


February’s IB Learner Trait is tolerance and the Character Trait is open-minded

Fiction—read how tolerance and being open-minded are ideas in these stories

Loser

by Jerry Spinelli

FIC SPI and PL FIC SPI

The Rock and the River

by Kekla Magoon

FIC MAG and PL FIC MAG

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

by Kristen Levine

FIC LEV

Rules

By Cynthia Lord

FIC LOR


Pink and Say

by  Patricia Polacco

PIC POL







Non-Fiction—find tolerance and/or open-mindedness in these true stories

Why Do They Hate Me?
Young Lives Caught in War and Conflict

by Laurel Holliday

305.23


How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

by Georgia Bragg
920 BRA

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal

Edited by Jack Canfield

973.9 CAN
We Are the Many

by Doreen Rappaport

970 RAP

Stand Up for Your Rights

by World Book Encyclopedia

323 STA

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