Mayo Elementary School
249 E. 37th St.
Chicago, IL 60653

 

2005/2006 Participants
Readers
Literary Circles
Drama
Young Authors
Meeting the Authors
2004/2005: Young Authors
Our Proud History of Open Book Participation

 

2005/2006 Participants

 

 

Mayo Performs for Sharon Draper

 

 

Pictured are 2005/2006 Open Book participants from Mayo 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.

 

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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 Jan Spivey Gilchrist, author and illustrator of Madelia.and Glennette Tilley Turner, author of Running for Our Lives.

 

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