the friday 56

 The Friday 56

Rules: *Grab a book, any book. 

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) 

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) 

*Post it. 

 I'm reading I Wish My Teacher Knew.  I'm just starting it now!

In my class we did just that.  During a unit on biographies, my students realized there were no holidays that celebrated women.  "That's not fair!" they protested.  I harnessed this feeling.  Our class embarked on a research project.  They chose to study Molly Brown, a local hero who survived the sinking of the Titanic and who was an early advocate for the rights of women, children, and laborers.  My students wrote persuasive essays and successfully lobbied our principal to declare an official "Unsinkable Molly Brown Day" at our school.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Sounds like a meaningful book. I'd never thought of the holidays not being female. Good point. My quotes are from Mr. Mercedes

fredamans said...

I bet this resonates with you.... :-) Happy weekend!