Reading Group Reads "LIttle Pear"

Miss Evans' reading group recently read Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore.  This story is about a young boy who lives in a small village in China.  The children built their background knowledge about China by reading information books, visiting Qwiki (a website that offers an informative slide show with a voice-over), and examining world maps.  After reading the story, the students enjoyed learning how to use chopsticks while eating some of Little Pear's favorite foods.