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review 2018-01-21 04:23
I Say Thanks for this Book!
Bear Says Thanks - Karma Wilson,Jane Chapman

"Bear Says Thanks", by Karma Wilson, is a sweet story about a lonely bear in his cave. He wants to have his friends over for a feast, but there is one problem. He doesn't have any food! What's a bear to do? His friends start to drop by one by one bringing him treats such as pies, muffins, fish, nuts, and tea. Bear is so thankful, but he starts to feel bad for not having anything to contribute to the feast. His friends assured him it was fine and that all they wanted was to be together. This is a good lesson on friendship and the importance of being together. Some fun activities while reading this story would be to get a picnic blanket or table cloth to lay out on the floor for the students to join you while you read. Another extra would be to have a picnic basket full of some of the treats in the story. For the fish, you could substitute goldfish. Of course you would need to know allergies before serving food. To go along with the story, since it is like a poem, would be for them to make a thankful lapbook. The middle could be an acrostic poem using the word "thankful". They can list other things they are thankful for on the sides of the lapbook.


Accelerated Reader Level: 2.3

Lexile: AD540L

Guided Reading Level: L 

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review 2016-11-11 05:00
Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss

I would use this book in K-2 to talk about rhyming and nonsense words. Though in Grade 2 I may only use this as a review of what the student should already know. 

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review 2016-11-08 18:59
Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom - Axel Scheffler,Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom is a fun book that I got to see being used in my placement this semester. Therefore I would personally use this book for kindergarten to second grade. The way I would use this book is, in the same way, I saw it used first hand. I would first use it to introduce a few new words to the students' vocabulary, such as cauldron and cloak. Then when reading the book I would use it to provide practice with rhyming words for my students. To do this I would read the first two pages with few pauses and then I would start to stop at the end of a sentence. This would give the students an opportunity to call out a rhyming word that they believe is used where I paused in the story.

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review 2016-09-24 21:50
The Snatchabook
The Snatchabook - Helen Docherty,Thomas Docherty

The Snatchabook has come to town!  Have no fear though.  This is a good story to promote literacy at home and encourage children to grow a love of books.  I would read this fun story at the beginning of the year to kindergarten, first, or even second grade students when I introduce their reading logs and the expectations of nightly reading.  This is a fun rhyming story with superb illustrations to keep anyone's attention.

grade level equivalent: 3.3
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review 2016-09-01 17:00
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? - Brian P. Cleary,Jenya Prosmitsky

A Mrs. Gilmore favorite!  This is just one of a set of cool books that are educational and fun!!  In a classroom, this is a great resource to focus on nouns.  Other books in this set focus on adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and other parts of speech. 

For younger children, these books are fun to hear due to the rhyming words but they can also serve as a tool in a writing center to copy words.  For advanced learners, they can even choose words from the text and then make their own sentences!

A fun book to hear aloud that is also a good teacher resource is a win :)


grade level equivalent: 2.7
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