Sunday, May 15, 2016

Books Teachers Love: June Edition

Many of you lucky people are out of school in May! For me, not too far off. I'm out June 3. Three more weeks, 14 more school days!

I am always excited for summer, especially this year because of my little man. I will though, miss my 27 first graders. I found this book, and thought it was just perfect to share, "Last Day Blues" by: Julie Danneberg.

This books is about a teacher and her class. The class feels bad for their teacher because it is going to be the last day of school in just a few short days. They see that she's sad and they want to do something kind for her. So, they decide to come together to get something for her. When the last day of school comes, they give her the gift ad when they leave they're thinking of how sad all of the teachers must be... but in reality, they're just as excited as the kids.

It's a great book to discuss how we can think of others and their feelings!

I also will use this book as a little writing activity and story response to practice identifying evidence and clues from a story.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Books Teachers Love: Frog and Toad Are Friends

Welcome to Books Teacher Love! This month, I used a book with my students that we all know very well, "Frog and Toad are Friends." This book is the perfect one to use for a guided reading group.

I absolutely love how this book shows the importance of friendship.
It brings up a lot of great discussions!

When I use this book, as I said above, I like to use it during guided reading.
My higher group is very independent so I have created an activity packet for them to complete.
The students read a story in the book. Complete two pages of activities.  We come together and have a discussion.

Each stories activities are very simple and to the point. The students are given a purpose for reading, introduced to new words, they pick a question to answer and then they write about their thoughts about the story. The kids loved it and felt all grown up!! ;-)

You can find the activities here!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Books Teachers Love: April

This month, I am bringing one of my all time favorite books to you! It's called, "Help Me Mr. Mutt!" It's an awesome story about dogs who write into Mr. Mutt for some doggy help! 

I used this book to help teach students Point of View in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.

I wrote letters from inside the book on chart paper to begin our study of POV. The kids helped me identify key words to tell if it was first, second or third person POV. 

The kids then, made mini-anchor charts to put inside their reading journals!

This book can also be used to teach letter writing! It's super funny and entertaining!

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