Our daily read aloud this week has been about a boy named Victor , a very serious minded scientist who meets Benjamin Franklinstein! He discovers that Benjamin Franklin ( now woken up as Benjamin Franklinstein) never died but was put into suspended animation to be woken up in the future to help the world should there be any problems.
It is a wonderful book because it also contains a great deal of science, notebook entries with diagramming, notations , science and an exploding potato! Their is a great deal of historical facts, fiction, science and another exploding potato to keep the boys very engaged. This class loves being read to!
As I read along we built the typical G.O. chart but also added a compare/contrast character trait chart to aide in our understanding of character and motivations.
Plus there are sequels to get the kids reading more!!! Stayed tune for our iMovie Book reports!