Wells Prep
244 E. Pershing Rd.
Chicago, IL 60653

 


2004/2005 Participants
Readers
Literary Circles
Drama
Young Authors
Meeting the Authors

 

2001/2002 Participants

 

 

 

 

Pictured are Open Book participants at Wells Prep during the 2004/2005 school year.

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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.

 

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