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review 2018-02-27 04:07
Word Sounds
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? - Dr. Seuss

This book by Dr. Seuss presents students with different sounds of real world objects and animals. This book is an easy read for students. Students will experience rhymes and word sounds, or onomatopoeia. An interesting activity to do with this text is having students guess an object or animal from a particular sound. I will have a paper bag with multiple items it in and I will provide a sound for the item. The students will try to guess the item in the paper bag. 


Reading Level: Lexile NP (non-prose)


Grades: PreK-3rd

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review 2018-02-22 23:35
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Froggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London is such a fun read for young readers! This book provides a great deal of exposure to onomatopoeia and dialogue. This is great for beginning readers because they can read it to themselves and become familiar with these literary devices. The vivid illustrations are also engaging for readers of all ages as it draws you in and keeps you wanting to keep reading. I also think this book does a wonderful job of sequencing. Froggy undresses and redresses several times in the story. This opens up the door for a lesson on sequencing.


I would use this in the classroom by asking students to write a story explaining how they get dressed for school in the morning. I would ask them to use adjectives to describe the color and style of the clothing they put on. I would also ask the students to include everything that they put on including socks and hair ties. In upper grades, I would ask students to include as much detail as which shoe they tie first, what do they button/zip, and more. At the end of the writing, I would encourage students to share their morning routine with their classmates so they can compare their routines with each other.

Guided Reading: K
Lexile: 300L
Accelerated Reader Level: 1.8
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review 2016-11-10 22:20
Thundercake - Patricia Polacco Thundercake - Patricia Polacco

Thundercake is another book I read with my 4th grade class. We discussed the theme of the book, along with the setting, characters, and plot. Another lesson that came to my mind is onomatopoeias!! Growing up this was one of my favorite lessons, we learned a song and I still know it. Before reading the story, I would introduce the lesson on onomatopoeias and I could even share the song I learned. After learning about what an onomatopoeia is, I would read the book to the class. The students would be assigned to record every onomatopoeia they heard during the story. (zip, roar, boom, kaboom, crash, etc)

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review 2016-02-22 00:08
"The Watermelon Seed" By: Greg Pizzoli
The Watermelon Seed - Greg Pizzoli

This a short book with great pictures, which makes it great for younger grades. There are many onomatopoeias incorporated throughout the story. As a teacher I could use this to present or give examples of onomatopoeias. The story also shows how a charter talks and looks when he is scared. This could be used as a model on how to write the emotion fear. More ideas are available on the link below. 


Interest Level

Grades PreK - 2

Reading Level

Grade level Equivalent: 1.0

Lexile® Measure:180L

DRA: 14

Guided Reading: H



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