This is one of my favorite ways to start a new school year! I believe each student enters my classroom with a wealth of knowledge. In this lesson, I hope to show them how they are each important in our classroom--that their lives are Funds of Knowledge, and everyone can (and must) contribute for our classroom to thrive.
To teach this lesson, you can read the entire book together (though I would suggest supplementing this lesson with a more comprehensive unit, and perhaps using this as a summative project) or copy the individual chapters so each student can select a character to write about. Students read independently or in small groups, and work their way through the before/during/after reading project.