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March 1, 2019

I Survived Author Lauren Tarshis Discusses Historical Fiction—And Why It’s Essential for Your Classroom—on Good Day New York

By Scholastic Editors
Grades 1–2, 3–5

    FOX’s Good Day New York recently aired a piece reporting that reading proficiency for students in the fourth grade has a strong link to future success, making it essential that the class have access to books they enjoy reading. They found that one set of books in particular was indispensable for sparking a love of fiction, the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis.

    Shop the complete I Survived series book list.

    In the segment, Good Day New York sat down with Lauren and a class of fourth graders to talk about why the students love to read historical fiction. The students explained how they like to read from the point of view of a survivor and learn more about real-life events. They even had a Q&A session with Lauren, discussing her newest book, I Survived: The Battle of D-Day, 1944.

    Try using these resources and books to teach immigration and get your students reading historical fiction.  

    FOX’s Good Day New York recently aired a piece reporting that reading proficiency for students in the fourth grade has a strong link to future success, making it essential that the class have access to books they enjoy reading. They found that one set of books in particular was indispensable for sparking a love of fiction, the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis.

    Shop the complete I Survived series book list.

    In the segment, Good Day New York sat down with Lauren and a class of fourth graders to talk about why the students love to read historical fiction. The students explained how they like to read from the point of view of a survivor and learn more about real-life events. They even had a Q&A session with Lauren, discussing her newest book, I Survived: The Battle of D-Day, 1944.

    Try using these resources and books to teach immigration and get your students reading historical fiction.  

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