Tess’s Class Builds an Appetite for Reading

How do you know what kinds of books you like to read? When faced with a whole library to choose from, where do you begin? Tess’s 3/4 students found answers to these questions when they engaged in a “Book Tasting” where different genres of literature were like courses and they sampled a wide buffet of pages. 
Desks bedecked with table cloths, placemats, and menus each featured one of the genres ranging from historical fiction to fantasy. As students traveled from table to table they took notes on a “menu” detailing which books from the towering stacks caught their attention and why. Now they have their own personal guide for books to read in the days ahead and Tess’s extensive library is sure to be devoured!

Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
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