Nza Willingham Branton
2010 Teacher Winner
School: Morris Brandon Elementary School, Third Grade
Project: Traveling Book Club
For students at Morris Brandon Elementary who are in need of additional reading comprehension strategies, Mrs. Branton is starting an after-school traveling book club. Mrs. Branton will utilize literature circles to explore reading concepts through the use of comprehension activities, text analyses, questioning strategies and in-depth discussions. After reading award-winning literature, which supports state standards in various content areas, the traveling book club will participate in field trips that highlight each novel’s themes or events.