Thursday, October 16, 2014

Please Welcome... Author Steve Cotler

Steve Cotler, author of the "Cheesie Mack" series visited River Ridge!  The fifth graders really enjoyed his story telling and participated in a character study of Cheesie and Georgie.  He encouraged the students to never give up and practice what you love because you are never perfect at first!  He even had to rewrite his first book 8 times!




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Novel Unit!

The winner is.....

"City of Orphans"  by Avi!    http://www.avi-writer.com/index.html

What was tenement living like in New York during the late 1800's?  Watch the links below about tenement life in New York.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzT8EqhuYxA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kchN8ZiFGyE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXEi7Q-l3w


Getting to our author....

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/avi