The Holmes School Book of the Month
The Holmes School “Book of the Month” is a book that is read and discussed during an interactive read aloud in each classroom. As they read, teachers model a variety of high level comprehension strategies; including the use of high-quality picture supports. The discussions that emerge during this interactive read aloud time are designed to inspire deep conversations about meaningful topics. This year, as our children read and discuss the Book of the Month selections, they will be exploring what we are describing as “Windows and Mirrors” (based on definitions provided by Rudine Sims Bishop). “Windows” are opportunities to look into an unfamiliar world and to learn about the people and places that they discover there. “Mirrors” are opportunities to see oneself as reflected in the world being presented.
Each month, we encourage you to speak with your child(ren) about the Holmes School Book of the Month!
Holmes School Book of the Month List for 2022-2023:
September: Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall
October: Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor
November: Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
December: The Floating Field by Scott Riley
January: Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady
February: Love by Matt de la Pena
March: Night of the Moon by Hena Khan
April: Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
May: The Cool Bean by Jory John and Pete Oswald
June: Paper Son by Julie Leung
If you have any questions about the Book of the Month, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time.