The Janitor’s Boy

Subjects
Literary Reading Science History The Arts Social Emotional Learning
Grades
Pre-K Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Audience
Classroom Teacher / Educator Site Administrator Parent Representative

The Janitor’s Boy

Nathalia Crane was a child prodigy from Brooklyn, New York who published her rst book of poems, The Janitor’s Boy, at the age of eleven in 1924. The book quickly went through ve editions and the vivacious little girl became a national celebrity. This unit of study focuses on the affective, or social-emotional development of students through the development of language, problem-solving abilities, and collaboration. The big idea of this unit is that a single statement has multiple meanings and interpretations across all disciplines, which reinforces the concept of interdisciplinarity. Students will move from simple through more sophisticated analyses to reinforce critical and creative thinking and making connections to other disciplines.

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