We have been reading the Gary Paulsen book, Lawn Boy. It has been part of a collaborative reading and writing project with our buddy class in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Both classes have been reading the book at the same time, much as we did in December when we read Pam Munoz Ryan’s book, Becoming Naomi Leon. Each day, after reading, DreamExtreme students would journal – in the form of a letter to their pen pals in Arkansas – a summary of what had happened in the story up to that point and also make predictions about what might happen next.
Today, students finished up their letters and analyzed the accuracy of their predictions. They also made notes for what a sequel to Lawn Boy might be like. Below is a short video summary of the story.