To Squish or Not to Squish

One of my favorite lessons this year came from the book Hey Little Ant. Posted on the board was the icebreaker for the day’s class, “Is it okay to step on an ant? Why or why not?” After some very lively discussion, the words perspective and ethics were introduced. The story has two main characters, the little boy who wants to squish the ant, and the ant who does not wish to be squished and argues that ants are creatures that should be respected. After an initial reading and reviewing vocabulary, students worked with partners and reread the story, increasing their ability to read fluently, with purpose and understanding, as well as maximize participation (interaction). We also as a class sang

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