I would use this book in a whole group setting that I, the teacher, will read to the entire class. I will test/assess the student knowledge of frequently use words and phrases. I would use this book in the grades K-2. The words are complex enough for that age and also it causes those student to think about what those words might mean.
The book No David is about a child with behavioral issues and he doesn't see to know when behave or how to. His mother is constantly telling him no and reminding him not to misbehave. At the end of the book the mother reminds David that even though she tells him "no" a lot she still loves him and wants the best for him. I could use this in my classroom in a small group setting in grades K-1. Most of the words in this book are basic sight words and this book will increase there knowledge of sight words in text.
Written by Nancy Shaw
Illustrated by Margot Apple
Five sheep go out for a drive in the country in their red jeep. While out, they run into several misfortunes along the way.
This book is great for a lesson on double e with first grade. It contains both "ee" and "ea" words, so you could tie in a lesson about how "ee" and "ea" sound the same. It could also be used for a lesson on rhyming.