Students, teachers, parents! Need something to read this summer?

Here’s a list of books, compiled by the McKissacks (and written by them!) that you might like to try! Enjoy!

BOOKS by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack 

Picture Books (ages 3-10)
The Honest-To-Goodness Truth
Goin’s Someplace Special
Precious and the Boo Hag

Short Story Collections (10-up)
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural  
Porch Lies: Tales of Humor and Exaggeration

Middle Grade Novels (8-12)
Run Away Home
Friendship for Today
Dear America Series
     A Picture of Freedom–the Diary of Clotee a Slave Girl 1859
     Color Me Dark–the Diary of Nellie Lee Love, 1919
     Look to the Hills- during the French and Indian War

Chapter Books (8-11)
Scraps of time Series
     Abby Takes a Stand
     Away West 
     A Song for Harlem
Miami Series
     Miami Gets It Straight 
     Miami Makes the Play
     Miami Sees It Through

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the end….?

May 16, 2008


After your videoconferences with author Patricia McKissack, here’s some follow-up work you can do with your class:
  • Go over the assignment with the students.
  • Review what happened during the videoconference with the students and ask them to explain what they learned and how they will make use of it in their work.
  • Collect student projects and evaluate them.
  • Try to schedule another videoconference with the presenter so that students can share their projects and get valuable feedback.
  • If another videoconference with the presenter is not possible, and you were one of several connecting schools, see if you can schedule a videoconference with the other participating sites to share student work.  Do you have another great follow-up idea? Please share!