An Annie Oakley Picture Book

This book, by a fourth grade girl, is a picture book on the life of Annie Oakley. It is simple, to the point, and wonderful. She enjoyed reading this book to her younger siblings.

Giving students every avenue into literature can be liberating for them as well as their teachers. Through this project, the student was able to imagine the story and recast it in a sophisticated level of literacy. Quite simply, he “owned” this story after the project; and, what’s even better, he began to see himself as capable, a good student. Though he could barely read when I started teaching him in sixth grade, he graduated in June 2006 from Dearborn High School with a 4.25 GPA. Maybe the arts do help!

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