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, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors” (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, and “Sliding Glass Doors” are a metaphor for being able to open a door into a new world.
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 2021-2022:
September: Windows by Julia Denos
October: Nook by Sally Anne Garland
November: Fauja Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh
December: Because by Mo Willems
January: The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
February: The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
March: The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins by Lester Laminack
April: Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
May: Olive Harvest in Palestine by Wafa Shami
June: Digging for Words by Angela Burke Kunkel
If you have any questions about the Book of the Month, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time.