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text 2016-10-25 18:59
There's a Frog in my Throat by Loreen Leed & Pat Street
There's a Frog in My Throat: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me - Loreen Leedy,Pat Street

There's a Frog in my Throat is an engaging and comical book filled with 440 animal sayings that are filled with a lot of meaning!  This book is jam-packed with similes, metaphors, idioms and proverbs and are scattered vertically and horizontally on each page making it interesting for the reader to read.  The illustrations make you giggle and make connections with the sayings.  I would definitely read this book with my students to introduce figurative language.  I would follow up with an activity on idioms and have them choose a saying and then draw a picture that describes the saying.  I think the kids would have a lot of fun with this study!

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review 2016-10-16 19:38
Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis

This is a great book that talks about aspects of the Great Depression. Bud Caldwell is an orphan who gets placed with a foster family and runs away. He meets up with a jazz band and later realizes his grandfather is in the band. I would use this book with my 5th grade class. I would use this book when talking about the Great Depression. This book is filled with tons of figurative language, so you could do a small group lesson on figurative language and use this book. The intended audience for this book is grades 3-7. 

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review 2016-10-16 01:20
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Owl Moon - Jane Yolen,John Schoenherr

Owl Moon is a beautifully illustrated story about relationships, hope and nature.  The author writes very descriptively using figurative language to set the scenes as a young girl and her father take a walk through the snowy woods in search for an owl.  This story is perfect to read while learning to identify figurative language.  I would have my second or third graders take part in a figurative language text hunt using this book to compare ordinary text with extraordinary text. This would also be a wonderful choice to integrate an owl or moon unit study.  

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