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review 2018-09-10 05:58
A Light in the Attic
Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic is a poem book that contains fun to read poems. This book can be used in the classroom as a reading center or and early finishers activity. Students in pairs can also  take turns reading poems from the book and practicing fluency. 

 

 

Level R

Grade 3-5

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review 2018-09-10 05:55
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk ends is a book that contains enjoyable poems that are fun to read. This book can be used in the classroom as a reading center or and early finishers activity. Students in pairs can also  take turns reading poems from the book and practicing fluency. 

 

Non-Fiction

Level Q 

Grade 3-5

 

 

 

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review 2018-09-10 05:50
A book of poetry genius.
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

As if “The Giving Tree” wasn’t enough for us, Mr. Silverstein blessed us with his poetry books as well and this is just one of my favorites. I can remember as a child recitating “Where the sidewalk ends” in front of my class and feeling so proud. This book is full of all the most amazing poems that your classroom isnaure to love. Poetry has a way into everyone’s hearts but especially kids. I had the opportunity to witness poetry in use in the classroom in my lab placements this past semester in the form of what my CT called “poetry cafe”. The students had it every Friday and they would find a poem on Monday, the teacher would make copies and give back to them Tuesday and they had till Friday to memorize it by themselves or with a partner and perform it Friday. I will MOST DEFINITELY do this in my classroom. So many wonderful things that are coming out of this each week such as speech practice, fluency, expression, etc. As well as allowing the students to dress up or use props to show their creativity. 

 

Giided Reading Level: Q

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review 2018-09-10 05:30
This book was my childhood. Period.
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

Honestly I feel unworthy to even give this book a review because I feel it is a blanket understanding that this book is the greatest book ever written. Ever. How one book can move even the most stubborn hearts and oldest souls, as well and melt the hearts of the young who it was written for I have no idea. If you haven’t read it, go now and take tissues.   A great story that reminds us love is the best gift of all. And although I would like to use this book in lessons as well, I thought about doing something a little different in my room and having our own class giving tree but instead of the tree giving away it’s leavea, we as a class throughout the year build our tree up with compliments to each other as well as me giving compliments out to individual students. The compliment and student’s name will go on the leaf and they get to hang their leaf on the tree where they would like. A great positive visual in the classroom to promote a giving heart.

 

Guided Reading Level: N

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review 2018-09-10 03:35
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends is a book full of silly poems that talk about common childhood problems! I would use this book to introduce poetry in a fun way. It can also be used for vocabulary and fluency!

Lexile: NP

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