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Mario Gomez: From 2-D to 3-D

Mario Gomez: From 2-D to 3-D

My series book that I am reading is Origami Yoda and so far I am really enjoying. It is a fun book about this weird kid who makes a finger puppet(Yoda) and gives advice to the other kids who ask for Yoda’s advice. What I like about it is shows the different kinds of kids in the elementary school. For instance, the popular kids or the kids that aren’t so popular. I really think it would be a good book for 4th-7th grade. Because the main theme so far is about kids getting advice and getting to “open up” about their problems, I would totally use it in my classroom as a means for children to open up to me and assuming I have a good community in my classroom, even opening up to their peers.

The main take away from Miller for me is how important it is to read. Growing up and even to this day I have issues reading and so one of the things I learned from Miller is being able to incorporate personal interest/identities into reading. For instance, maybe a kid that really enjoys football, I would need to know a couple cool books about football that way he/she will enjoy it and maybe even tie it into his everyday life. And honestly I think that is the biggest take away from reading. To be able to ask yourself and answer: When you read this book, what are you going to take from it into your everyday life?

One Reply to “Mario Gomez: From 2-D to 3-D”

  1. I am happy to hear you are enjoying the “Origami Yoda” book! I almost chose to read that book and I still might have to so I can keep it in one of my future classrooms. I really feel it would be beneficial in a 6th or 7th grade classroom because it is when a lot of students are trying to figure out where they “fit” in their school community. As for your take on the Miller reading, I completely agree with you that it is important to find personal interest in the books we read. This decreases our chances of “abandoning” books, as Miller would say. In a classroom I think this would look like knowing what questions to ask your students and knowing some of their interests in order to help students find a book that would hold their interest and keep them engaged in their reading.

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