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4th Graders are Enjoying Novel Units

April 17, 2023

The Kansas State Reading Assessments are COMPLETED!  We are putting away the reading textbooks for the rest of the year. Our students will be reading from novel units the remainder of the school year.


Miss Melton’s class is reading James and the Giant Peach. The theme of this book is that it's never too late to make friends. Even though James loses his parents and his aunts are mean to him, he still desires to make friends who care about him, and he doesn't give up. 


“Everybody was feeling happy now. The sun was shining brightly out of a slot blue sky and the day was calm. The giant peach, with the sunlight glinting on its side, was like a massive golden ball sailing upon a silver sea.” Roald Dahl


Miss Stever’s class is reading Charlotte’s Web. This book centers around the tender, life-changing friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. Fittingly, the book's central theme is friendship—specifically the ways in which true friendship often involves self-sacrifice.


“Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.” E.B. White

Mrs. Richardson’s class is reading The Mouse and The Motorcycle. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.


“Neither the mouse nor the boy waw the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycle naturally spoke the same language.” Beverly Cleary

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