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review 2016-11-10 22:27
The Complete Adventure of Curious George
The Complete Adventures of Curious George - Margret Rey,H.A. Rey

These are a series of books involving "George" who is a monkey living with a man in a yellow hat. George is always curious and that curiosity always causes him to get into trouble but not so much that he can't learn a lesson from it!

 

Any grade up to 2nd i should say is good for this book series. I would most likely use it to plan a series of lessons involving following the rules and doing what you are supposed to. Most likely at the very beginning of the year.

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review 2016-11-10 22:24
Brown bear brown bear what do you see?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr.,Eric Carle

This is a big follow along book where the student follows along with what the "person" is seeing. Has lots of repetition and visuals. 

 

I would use this in a 1st or at max a second grade classroom for more emergent readers but also i would use it as a review for more experienced readers. 

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review 2016-11-10 22:21
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr.,John Archambault,Lois Ehlert

This is a hilarious story that involves all the lower case letters of the alphabet climbing a coconut tree and then being rescued when they fall by the upper case letters.

 

Definitely for Kindergarten or 1st. I would try to integrate this somehow with an art project or even a musical thing where we could colab. it would be fun!

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review 2016-11-10 22:18
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells

This is a story about friendship, and one's will to live. It follows the life and times of Wilbur who is a pig and expected to die after a certain amount of time. He thinks his life has more value then that so after befriending a spider named Charlotte they set about saving his life. 

 

A very good story to share with younger grades. 1st would be my recommendation. I would do a unit on farm animals and read them parts of this book. 

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review 2016-11-10 22:14
The Giver
The Giver - Lois Lowry,Ron Rifkin

This is to me a very sad story about a world that wanted to forget everything. Meaning all of their problems. They tried to make their world perfect and all their ducks in a row.. but it doesn't work. One person must remember. The Giver is a story about loss and understanding. 

 

I would use this on my 6th grade class to demonstrate thinking for yourself and not believing everything you hear. also i would use it to encourage them to explore "their " world more. 

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