Kohn Elementary School
10414 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60628

 

2005/2006 Participants
Readers
Literary Circles
Drama
Meeting the Authors
Field Trips
A Proud History of
Open Book Participation

 

2005/2006 Participants

Kohn students perform 2006


Pictured are 2005/2006 Open Book participants from Kohn Elementary School during an Author Event with Sharon Draper. The students are pictured as they perform
a scene from We Beat the Street.

 

 

 

 


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Readers

 

 

 

 

Open Book Program participants read independently, as a whole group, or in small groups. All students read the same book.

 

 

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Literary Circle

 

 

 

Students read and discussed their assigned book during literary circles. Each student was assigned a role like "Discussion Director," "Literary Luminary," "Word Wizard," Creative Connector," Character Captain" and "Artful Artist." After meeting in their groups, students met and reported on their findings. Literary circle roles were rotated so everyone got to experience every role.

 

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Drama

 

 

 

 

 

Warmup songs and dramatic exercises spark students enthusiasm. Then, while reading their books, the students create original dramatic pieces that are performed during author visits and for special school assemblies.

 

Students from Kohn Elementary School are pictured here as they perform excerpts from Ashley Bryan’s African Tales, Uh-Huh.

 

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Meeting the Authors

After reading a book, students get to meet and interview the author. Pictured here is Walter Dean Myers (top), author of Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices. Also pictured are students from Kohn Elementary School as they get their books signed by Myers during an author event at the Afrocentric Bookstore, 4655 S. King Dr., in Chicago.

 

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Students from Kohn Elementary School are pictured with critically-acclaimed Author/Illustrator Ashley Bryan after getting their books signed during an Open Book Author Event on February 5, 2005 at Williams Multiplex, 2710 S.
Dearborn, in Chicago.
Field Trips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field trips to interesting places are part of the Open Book Program.

 

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