Help students understand elapsed time. Appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade. You can have the students follow along while you read the story and figuHelp students understand elapsed time. Appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade. You can have the students follow along while you read the story and figure out what time it is at different parts of the story. How did the pigs run out of time? Problem solving review as well....more
Recommended for any grade. Their are poems for any age, but some of the sarcasm only your older students will be able to catch. You can use these poemRecommended for any grade. Their are poems for any age, but some of the sarcasm only your older students will be able to catch. You can use these poems for a variety of lessons, because the subject of the poems are very broad. Can help your students learn how to write their own poetry. Love this author!...more
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 SpThis 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
Dr. Seuss, need I say more. With his repetitive language and rhyming patterns, this story is a delight to read and kids eat it up. You can make greenDr. Seuss, need I say more. With his repetitive language and rhyming patterns, this story is a delight to read and kids eat it up. You can make green eggs and ham with your students and do a lot of activities with this book. Recommended for Pre-K to 1st grade. ...more
This will help your students understand shapes, angles, and sides. You can have your students act out the story using a geoboard or patttern blocks. SThis will help your students understand shapes, angles, and sides. You can have your students act out the story using a geoboard or patttern blocks. Shows how shapes are all around us. I would recommend this book for 1st through 3rd grade....more
Show your students that there are always two sides to every story. You can have your students ompare and contrast this story and the original story ofShow your students that there are always two sides to every story. You can have your students ompare and contrast this story and the original story of the three little pigs. Recommended for k through 3rd grade. This will also teach them how to think critically. ...more
Book of Poetry. 7 children go through their city. Hearing the sounds, feeling the sun, tasting ice-cream, hanging with relatives, and experience lifeBook of Poetry. 7 children go through their city. Hearing the sounds, feeling the sun, tasting ice-cream, hanging with relatives, and experience life in the city. ...more
A story about a girl who sees everything as a math problem. Would be a great way to show kids how math is all around us and how it relates to the worlA story about a girl who sees everything as a math problem. Would be a great way to show kids how math is all around us and how it relates to the world. I recommend this for grades 4th through 5th. Could also use this book as a time fillar. Read a page and solve the problem during transitions times....more
Great book to read the last day of school. Leave your students with the message that within them their is an oak tree, but emphasize that they can beGreat book to read the last day of school. Leave your students with the message that within them their is an oak tree, but emphasize that they can be whatever the want to be. Uses the phrase, "...the oak god created me to be." While reading to third grade class, I read it, "the oak I was meant to be." Appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade....more
Recommended for 3rd-5th grade. You can use this book to teach comprehension through making connections and prediction. This book would also help stud Recommended for 3rd-5th grade. You can use this book to teach comprehension through making connections and prediction. This book would also help students understand differnt ways to write a thank you note and begin a discussion on how to write an audience....more
This story’s main character is Estelita, or at school she is known as Stella. It is written for 3rd through 6th grade, but I feel that it can be readThis story’s main character is Estelita, or at school she is known as Stella. It is written for 3rd through 6th grade, but I feel that it can be read to younger students as well. The book is written in English, but incorporates the Spanish language throughout. It is a story of a Mexican family. Estelita’s parents do not speak any English. Throughout the book she continually points out in ways in which her and her family are different and the fact that it bothers her. She says her mother does not wear colors or makeup and is quiet. Estelita likes school and is very excited to attend the May parade in which she gets to dress up as a tulip. She wants her tulip costume to be all the colors of the rainbow, but when she realized that all of the other girls dressed in one color she feels embarrassed and like an outsider. During the parade she looks at her mother and starts to wish that her mother would learn English, dress like the other mothers, and then she wishes her teacher could speak Spanish so that her mother would know what a good student she is. She realizes that like her rainbow tulip costume that it is hard to be different, but it is also fun. This is my favorite book, because I feel that any minority in a classroom will be able to relate to this story, especially Hispanic girls. It will really help those students struggling to fit in the English language culture and a lot of them are going through the same turmoil as Estelita....more
This book is great to help teach your students about area and perimeter. You can have the students follow along with the book and figure out how the pThis book is great to help teach your students about area and perimeter. You can have the students follow along with the book and figure out how the placement of the tables affects how many people can fit. Recommended for 3rd through 5th grade....more
Recommended for Pre-K through 1st grade. This book would be great for the first week of school, especially to student new to school. This story warmsRecommended for Pre-K through 1st grade. This book would be great for the first week of school, especially to student new to school. This story warms your heart. ...more
Written in a rhyming pattern students will really enjoy. This book can become an easy read for students and helps to build confidence in emerging readWritten in a rhyming pattern students will really enjoy. This book can become an easy read for students and helps to build confidence in emerging readers. You can have the students read the book and then watch the movie and have them compare and contrast them. Would recommend this book for Pre-K through 1st grade. ...more
This book is great at teaching real-world applications for multiplication. Have the students follow along with the story and figure out all the multipThis book is great at teaching real-world applications for multiplication. Have the students follow along with the story and figure out all the multiplication problems along the way. They can practice repeated multiplication and how it is much easier to learn the multiplication facts. ...more
Great book to show how math is used everyday and in real-life situations. Give your students money manipulatives and have them follow along with you wGreat book to show how math is used everyday and in real-life situations. Give your students money manipulatives and have them follow along with you while you read, acting out the story. Teach your students about fair trade and equivalent values. Appropriate for 1st through 3rd grade. ...more
Book about the importance of sleep and the stages of sleep. Tells how different animals sleep. Would be a fun book to read to Pre-K before nap time, oBook about the importance of sleep and the stages of sleep. Tells how different animals sleep. Would be a fun book to read to Pre-K before nap time, or Kindergaten or 1st grade to teach about the importance of sleep....more
What a fun book! Have your students play the characters with a partner and present to class. I recommend having a Mo Willems Friday, where you end eveWhat a fun book! Have your students play the characters with a partner and present to class. I recommend having a Mo Willems Friday, where you end every week with a Mo Willems book and acting presentation. Recommend for K-3rd grade. ...more
This story will amaze your students and get their imagination running. Did you know that an ant can lift 50 times it's own rate. You can use this bookThis story will amaze your students and get their imagination running. Did you know that an ant can lift 50 times it's own rate. You can use this book to talk about ratios, proportions, and estimation. Recommended for 2nd through 4th grade. ...more
A great content book told from the sun's point of view. Very colorful and vibrant. Tells all about the cycle of energy. How the sun is the major sourcA great content book told from the sun's point of view. Very colorful and vibrant. Tells all about the cycle of energy. How the sun is the major source of energy and water rises to form clouds, rains, and how we harness energy with dams and turbines. Also cycle of plants- plants get energy from sun-plants give energy to things that eat it-plants die-buried for millions of years and turn into coal-humans burn coal. Good for 3rd through 5th grade....more
Content book all about your heart. Gives a lot of vocabulary words such as circulatoy system and blood vessels. There is a very colorful diagram showiContent book all about your heart. Gives a lot of vocabulary words such as circulatoy system and blood vessels. There is a very colorful diagram showin the 4 chambers of the heart, the left and right atrium, and the left and right ventricle. Good way to introduce the body and health lessons. Would be appropriate for 2nd grade and up....more
I recommend this book for K thrught 3rd grade. Use this book to introduce habitats, pollution and human impact on the enviroment. Grade book for EarthI recommend this book for K thrught 3rd grade. Use this book to introduce habitats, pollution and human impact on the enviroment. Grade book for Earth Day for young students. ...more
Elmer is not like all the other ducks. He likes to paint pictures, play make-beleive, and decorating cookies. All the other boy duckling played footbaElmer is not like all the other ducks. He likes to paint pictures, play make-beleive, and decorating cookies. All the other boy duckling played football, baseball, and boxed. All the other boys thought Elmer was a sissy, even his father.Elmer proves in the end that the things that make him different are what makes him special and shouldn't be something he is ashamed of....more
Recommended for 1st through 3rd grade. Use along with a geometry lesson on shapes. Can also be used for measurements. Have students create their own cRecommended for 1st through 3rd grade. Use along with a geometry lesson on shapes. Can also be used for measurements. Have students create their own cloaks with different shapes and have them experiment turning shapes into other shapes. ...more
You could use this book to introduce geography and time zones to your students. Would be appropriate for K through 5th.Will help your students understYou could use this book to introduce geography and time zones to your students. Would be appropriate for K through 5th.Will help your students understand that when you are going to bed there are some people who are just waking up....more
How much will the boy give up so that he doesn't have to eat his peas? This is a fun book. You can use it to have your students make predictions, andHow much will the boy give up so that he doesn't have to eat his peas? This is a fun book. You can use it to have your students make predictions, and learn about fair trade.I would recommend this book for K through 2nd grade. ...more
Could use to introduce Classificaion, food chains, distance, and force and motion. This book would be good for a vaiety of grades. Good for 2nd to 5thCould use to introduce Classificaion, food chains, distance, and force and motion. This book would be good for a vaiety of grades. Good for 2nd to 5th grade. ...more