Esmond Elementary School
1865 W. Montvale
Chicago, IL 60643

 

1999/2000 Participants
Literary Circles
Drama
Young Authors
Meeting the Authors

 

1999/2000 Participants




Pictured here are Open Book participants at Esmond Elementary School during the 1999/2000 school year. Also pictured are Open Book Executive Director Marrice Coverson, Drama Artist Glenda Baker and Teacher Bernardine Jones.

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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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Young Authors

Inspired by their reading and journal work, students created original stories, which they shared with classmates.

 

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Meeting the Authors

After reading a book, students get to meet and interview the author. Students here are getting their books signed by Darwin McBeth Walton, author of Dance, Kayla!

 

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