Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Read Alouds: Holocaust in third grade??
I have a wonderful parent who comes in every Friday to read to my students. She read Frindle, Harriet Tubman, and Number the Stars. My students have taken such an interest in the books, especially the last one about the Holocaust. I was a little nervous about her reading such a touchy subject to third graders but the book was written in such a tasteful manner. I have personally read the book Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen and would love to now read it to my students, but I am nervous that it may be too much. It is about a young girl who is transported back to the time of the Holocaust. She takes on the persona of a young girl from that time but has all of her memories from the future. It is an amazing story! I am having a hard time finding my copy of it though so I am going to trek to the library and see if I can get it there. I did find it on Amazon, but I really want to read it now. I'm not very patient. LOL