Have children write a book review about Seeds of Change. Before writing their book review, have them flag three text examples of events they found inspirational in Wangari’s life. On a separate sheet of paper, have children list these three events and notes about how these events show how inspirational Wangari was. Then have children write their book reviews on the same piece of paper. Children can turn to p. 319 in the Reader’s and Writer’s Journal to review
the task. Remind children to:
1. list three inspirational events from the book.
2. tell the name of the author and the book.
3. state an opinion about the book and support it with reasons.
4. wrap up their opinions, summarizing them.
Have children revisit On Meadowview Street. Tell them that they will plan and write ashort review of this story. On a separate sheet of paper, havechildren write an opinion statement that expresses theiropinion about the story. Children may turn to p. 320 in the Reader’s and Writer’s Journal to review the writing task. Havechildren:
1. introduce the book.
2. state an opinion about the book. Is this an inspiring story? Why or why not?