Shoop Academy
1460 W. 112th St.
Chicago, IL 60643

 

2001/2002 Participants (younger)
2001/2002 Participants (older)
2000/2001 Participants
1999/2000 Participants
Literary Circles
Drama
Meeting the Authors
Field Trips

 

2001/2002 Participants (younger)

 

 

Pictured here are Open Book participants from the 4th to 6th grades at Shoop Academy during the 2001/2002 school year.

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2001/2002 Participants (older)

 

 

 

Pictured here are Open Book participants from the7th and 8th grades at Shoop Academy during the 2001/2002 school year. Also pictured is Teacher Cassandra Taylor and Performing Artist Dushon Brown.

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2000/2001 Participants

 

 

Pictured here are Open Book participants at Shoop Academy during the 2000/2001 school year. They are performing an excerpt from Jazmin's Notebook by Nikki Grimes during a Student/Author event at Stuart Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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1999/2000 Participants




Pictured here are Open Book participants at Shoop Academy during the 1999/2000 school year. Also pictured is teacher Cassandra Taylor. The picture was taken during a field trip to Columbia College's Center for Book and Paper Arts.

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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. Pictured here is Nikkie Grimes (top), author of Jazmin's Notebook and My Man Blue. Also pictured are Shoop students as they get their books signed by the author..

 

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Field Trips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field trips to interesting places are part of the Open Book Program. Here, students are learning about paper making at Columbia College.

 

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