White Career Academy
1136 W. 122nd Street
Chicago, IL 60643

 

2005/2006 Participants
Readers
Literary Circles
Drama
Meeting the Authors
Field Trips

 

2005/2006 Participants

 

White students Author Sharon Draper

 

 

Pictured here are White Career Academy students during a book signing with Author Sharon Draper on March 18, 2006.


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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.

 

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Meeting the Authors

After reading a book, students get to meet and interview the author.

 

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Field Trips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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