This book is for: ESOL, K-5 Topic: Chemical/Physical Changes Math/Science Activity: "Adding ingredients" Have students measure out the ingredients and aThis book is for: ESOL, K-5 Topic: Chemical/Physical Changes Math/Science Activity: "Adding ingredients" Have students measure out the ingredients and actually make the cake Also, you could have the students in groups and each of the groups measures out a specific ingredient inaccurately. (Four cakes. One with too much sugar. One with too much flour. One with not enough eggs. One with no oil.) Bake it. Students will see that by not accurately measuring the ingredients they will not produce a yummy cake!) Reflection: This fiction bilingual book was written by a Spanish teacher and geared towards young children. The glossary in the beginning of the book gives the Spanish word first and then the English definition. Each page rhymes and every Spanish word is bolded in the text. Also, at the top and bottom of each picture on the page, the English word is used first and then the Spanish word to the right of it. The pictures are very descriptive and allow children to understand the story even if they are hearing the Spanish words for the first time. At the end of the book there is a recipe for the cake which the eight animals made. A great lesson to follow this book would be to allow the children to make the cake and label the ingredients with both English and Spanish labels to enforce their new vocabulary. Also, using this book with ELL students when introducing rhyming may make the lesson more comfortable for them if they are familiar with some of the words on the page. ...more

This book is for: K-5 Reflection: This classic tale “Stone Soup” has been altered to fit into an important time in Mexican history, the Mexican RevolutiThis book is for: K-5 Reflection: This classic tale “Stone Soup” has been altered to fit into an important time in Mexican history, the Mexican Revolution, and the struggles of its citizens. The book is in English with 13 italicized Spanish words woven into the text. There is a dictionary in the back to help students translate the words if they are unsure of its Spanish meaning. This book is targeted towards Hispanic population, more specifically Mexicans. The book allows Mexican children to relate to familiar places, foods, illustrations, and words while exposing children of other cultures to new words and allowing them to draw parallels between versions of “Stone Soup” they may be more familiar with in their culture....more

This book is for: K-4 Topic: Water/Weather (drops, puddles, lakes, rivers, oceans) Math activity: Have students count out a certain amount of drops of wThis book is for: K-4 Topic: Water/Weather (drops, puddles, lakes, rivers, oceans) Math activity: Have students count out a certain amount of drops of water from an eye dropper to a cup. Then have the students combine their cubs with those seated at their tables. Then combine two tables of water into one cup and so on. Students will see how their drops when ADDED to others drops makes the amount of water much greater than what they each started out with. Reflection: I like how this book takes you from a little drop and grows bigger and bigger. Students can use their prior knowledge to connect with this book and make meaning. This book could be used when discussing water as a destructive force, constructive force, bodies of water, etc. Students could also predict what the water will turn into next and allow you to assess their understanding of certain things starting out smaller and getting larger and larger. ...more

This book is for: PreK-1 Activity: Act out the story having students spin around and the last student leave the "bed" (line). Students would have fun pThis book is for: PreK-1 Activity: Act out the story having students spin around and the last student leave the "bed" (line). Students would have fun participating in the story by saying "Roll over! Roll over!Slippy! Slidey! Bump!" Although the younger readers would not think "subtraction" they would get the idea that one animal is being removed from the group. Reflection: I like that this book introduces the idea of subtraction in a fun way. The book is predictable with it's story line but cute that you are counting down from 10. Great for emerging readers and read-alouds....more

Who this book would be for: 2-5 Activity: Addition; Have students use manipulatives to do the addition problems as you read Reflection: This book has veWho this book would be for: 2-5 Activity: Addition; Have students use manipulatives to do the addition problems as you read Reflection: This book has very cute illustrations and great math vocabulary. I enjoy how this books use real life examples. ...more

This book is for: PreK-K, ESOL Reflection: This book is a fun, colorful book exposing children to both upper and lower case letters. Children will loveThis book is for: PreK-K, ESOL Reflection: This book is a fun, colorful book exposing children to both upper and lower case letters. Children will love reading along!...more

Who this book would be for: PreK - 4 Activity: Measuring different amounts of ingredients to make a cake; combining various ingredients to make a chemiWho this book would be for: PreK - 4 Activity: Measuring different amounts of ingredients to make a cake; combining various ingredients to make a chemical and physical change Reflection: This is a rhyming book that includes a cake recipe and list of measurements in the back of the book. Students could use this book to create their own cakes through measurement and tie it into a science concept of physical and chemical changes. ...more

Who this book would be for: PreK-2 Activity: Subtraction; Plant life cycle Reflection: This is a cute book that lightly touches on both subtraction and tWho this book would be for: PreK-2 Activity: Subtraction; Plant life cycle Reflection: This is a cute book that lightly touches on both subtraction and the plant life cycle. The students can see the seeds being taken away and then as the seeds grow they produce more seeds. Very cute and very simple! ...more

Who this book would be for: 1-5 Activity: For my lower grades I would refer back to this book when introducing addition, subtraction, number sentencesWho this book would be for: 1-5 Activity: For my lower grades I would refer back to this book when introducing addition, subtraction, number sentences and greater than and less than symbols. Reflection: This book helps make math concepts simple. The glossary in the back is a great text user feature that students could flip to in order to find information quickly. ...more

Who this book would be for: K-1 Topic: Season / Math (addition and subtraction) Activity: Grouping and teaching strategies Reflection: This cute rhymingWho this book would be for: K-1 Topic: Season / Math (addition and subtraction) Activity: Grouping and teaching strategies Reflection: This cute rhyming book is neat because it blends both science and math together. As you step through the seasons students can add and subtract various seasonal items. Great illustrations and cute rhymes!...more