Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Flying Solo

     The realistic fiction story Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher tells a detailed story about how a classroom of students have a substitute teacher who doesn't show up so they try to prove they can teach themselves. The debate becomes, will they tell or won't they tell? What the students don't know is that by running their own classroom they will learn more about each other and themselves. Can this class come together and rule the day, or will they fail and end up in big trouble?

     The theme of this story is that it is never too late to get to know someone better. So many of these students have known each other for a long time, but on this day they realize there is still so much more to learn about each other if they are willing to listen and give each other a chance. I love this message because we can all get set in our own ways and it encourages us to open our ears and hearts. Rachel had no voice through most of the story, but by the end everyone got to know her and understand even more through events that happened in their classroom. This is a wonderful story full of emotion, humor, and real-life situations.

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