Last week, 4PA began reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
4PA Parents, you're welcome to read along with us!
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Although the majority of our reading will occur at school, the students may be asked to finish up a few pages during the week or read a chapter or two on their own for the weekend.
On Friday, 4PA students were asked to read chapter 5, entitled "The Cry in the Corridor" but when they saw the next chapter's name - "There was Someone Crying - There Was!" they insisted that they wanted to read on to experience chapter 6, too!
Last week 4PA was introduced to the setting of the text and discovered interesting information about the great moors of England. This week, students will be introduced to two key characters in our text. We'll have an opportunity to have much discussion about some of the similarities and differences between Mary, Colin, and Dickon We will also explore ways the protagonist, Mary Lennox, has changed within the first few chapters. Many would agree that Mary was quite contrary these first few chapters!
I am eager to share the next chapter with 4PA tomorrow! It is entitled "The Key to the Garden".