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Lisa Melashenko

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The Day You Begin - Read Aloud Activity

1. Click on the link to👂 listen to the story and 👀 look at the pictures. 2. After the story, tap 3. 🧠 Think about it: Why are differences important in our community? 4. Use to type your response to the question. 4. Use to record your response. 5. Click when you are ready to add this activity to your journal.

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, Social Emotional Learning, English Language Arts, Reading
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Discussion Questions from the Unleashing Readers Website: What is one way that you feel very different than most people around you? How could people support you? How could you support others who feel different? What examples of people’s differences did Woodson highlight in the story? What was the mood for the first large portion of the text? What is the theme of the book? Why do you think the author felt compelled to write this book? Why are differences important in our community? Nation? Classroom?