Stand Straight Ella Kate for Fourth & Fifth Grade

This week at the RBE Library, students in the 4th & 5th grades will get to learn about Ella Kate Ewing. We will read Stand Straight Ella Kate by Kate & M. Sarah Klise. Since Kate Klise is visiting us in a couple of weeks, we want to be prepared by having read some of her books!

After we read the book, students will get to explore factual information about this tall woman. They will get to explore stations and see real life examples of her size and use measuring tapes to see how measurements on paper transfer to real life. Students will read about her from a New York Times article from 1897. They will get to see real photographs of her and read about her life. They will also get to read her obituary.  These interactive stations and Kate Klise’s book should give a pretty clear picture of this amazing woman’s life!

After students visit the stations, they will have the opportunity to leave a comment on the website about what they think the message of this book is. What would Ella Kate want us to understand about  her life and pass on to others?

 

 

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55 comments on “Stand Straight Ella Kate for Fourth & Fifth Grade
  1. She would want you to know that know matter what you your shape and size is it matters where your heart is. I think the point of the story is it matters where where your heart is.

  2. The message of the book is not to make fun of other people because of how they look.She wants you to understand how she felt and to tell people not to make fun or tease people.

  3. I think this book leaves a message of it doesn’t matter what shape or sizes you are in, what matters is the way you feel inside, or what you trust.

  4. I think the message of the book is that no matter what life throws at you, you need to throw it back. You have to persevere. Like someone I know says…When life gives you lemons, you throw them back at life and say: “You could have given me gold, silver, or toothpicks, but you give me lemons? Really?”.

  5. I think the lesson of this book is that no matter how tall, how funny, how weird you are but to think positive about yourself, and not to let others put you down. Don’t let the sour lemons bring you to the point to think negative about yourself!

  6. The message of the book is that even if you’re tall, you can still be famous. I think she should make you understand she was tall.

  7. The message of this book is some people grow a lot but maybe really nice. Ella Kate would like all of us to understand some people grow a lot but may be very nice. She wants us to pass this on so even though your tall doesn’t mean your rude and nasty to others and doesn’t mean that you have to stick a needle in them or something.

  8. I think what Ella was trying to tell us is that no matter if anyone is trying to make fun of you,or someone is treating you poorly,always follow your heart.

  9. I think the point of “Stand Straight Ella Kate” is to tell us that no matter how tall you are or how different you are, you shouldn’t be teased, and let yourself down.

  10. I think the point of “Stand Straight Ella Kate” is to tell us that no matter how tall you are or how different you are, you shouldn’t be teased, and let yourself down.

  11. I loved this book, because this is the message my parents are trying to give me and I finally understood what they were saying. Being different is being unique. When you are insulted for your looks, tell them it doesn’t matter, it’s just about the heart. I am looking forward to Kate Klise’s review on this book!

  12. i think the message to “stand straight Ella Kate” is no matter how tall you are, you are special even if you have many flaws.If anyone teases you by your look you know you should NOT be concerned. Be very strong.

  13. The message in the book Stand Straight Ella Kate tells you that you can be as
    successful as you want to be, but it doesn’t matter what size or how you look.
    You could still be the person you want to be. This is a great message because
    you can imagine of how important you can be with just being the great person
    the people around you want people/friends to be with them.

  14. i think this is about how all she wanted was to fit in and it never happend. later when she was doing her job she just rememberd stand staight ella kate.

  15. The message of this book is that no matter how you look on the outside it always matters how you are on the inside. Maybe if kids got to know her better than they might realize how good she was on the inside!

  16. The message of this book is dont worry about your size. You are amazing just the way you are! you have a amazing life, and you should not worry about what anybody elce thinks! You are great! Stand tall Ella Kate!!!!!!

  17. The message of the book is that no matter how tall you are, what your appearance looks like, or how big you are it doesn’t matter. You shouldn’t care what anyone thinks.

  18. The message of this book is that a girl that is like 100 inches tall is getting made front of just by the way her height is.She feels as she is not appreciated but she does not know that people will loev her in the future only if she keeps her hopes up.Also what I would like to say KATE KLISE ROCKS!!!

  19. The message of this book is no matter how tall you are don’t let peoples rude comments get to you. Also is you are different from everybody else it’s okay. Stand straight Ella Kate!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. the message of this book is that we are all different and we should all understand that about each other. If we all are people we should not tell others that they are freaks because we are all unique.

  21. The message of this book to me is that we always need to be proud of who are be ourselves and show our personalities,it was a really nice book with a good message.

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