Vocabulary building/ Relating

Akeelah and the Bee - James Ellison, Doug Atchison

I would use this in my classroom for my children to gain a better vocabulary of words but also because it helps children understand why learning new words are important. We could use the words from this book on our word wall and have a discussion about why we think learning new vocabulary words is important. I think it is important not to only teach the material but to explain to the children why it is important to learn the material! I would recommend this for a 4th-5th grade class.