This is a classic Eric Carle book. He teaches various concepts in this book. There are many activities that could be done with this book. It can be usThis is a classic Eric Carle book. He teaches various concepts in this book. There are many activities that could be done with this book. It can be used to teach students about sequencing. The book goes in such a smooth order that it would be a good book to for students to start to sequence independently.
This is a good math book to teach time and counting. The time is taught throughout the book. Students could read along with a plastic clock. Also, they could record what they usually do at those times. Students can count from the pictures in the book and the animals.
Since the book is about a grouchy ladybug, it addresses the aspect of emotions. Students can learn from the emotions told in the book. The can make a connection to the book and tell of when they have experienced emotions such as being grouchy. ...more
This is a classic story but told with making pizza. Students will be able to relate to the story because it has pizza and most children like pizza. MyThis is a classic story but told with making pizza. Students will be able to relate to the story because it has pizza and most children like pizza. My kindergarten teacher read this book then had the students go to the cafeteria and make pizzas. They got to eat the pizza during snack time. The students loved it. I would have had the student write or draw a reflection on their pizza baking experience. I would have took pictures of them baking and eating it to go along with their story.
This is another sequencing book. Students could place the pictures or key phrases in order. Or they could sequence the book on their own. The book goes in a smooth order so students can easily put it in order.
Also, since the book goes in sort of a rhythmic and predictable order, students can write or express their predictions about the events in the story. Students can explain why they feel it would happen (the baking process, friends helping).
Lastly, the book can teach about friendship, team work, and helping others. The students can see that the other animals were not helpful to hen. Have them offer suggestions on what they should do. A possible activity could be the students rewriting the book including good characteristics such as team work, being friendly, etc ...more
This book is good for teach the vocabulary word important. Students learn the meaning by the repetition in the book. The can connect to the word by fiThis book is good for teach the vocabulary word important. Students learn the meaning by the repetition in the book. The can connect to the word by finding and expressing things that they find important. An activity could include the students writing a story, drawing pictures with captions, and/or making a collage of the things they find important. Defining things that are important to a person builds their characters and allow them to see the values of their lives. I see this as an any age book (k-5th).
Also, I would turn this into a S.S. and Science activity. As a S.S. activity, students could write or draw to express what they feel is important in our world, our continent, and/or our state. Students can connect to the world around them instead of their "immediate" world. As a Science lesson, students can focus on what the important factors in our environment (nature). They could express that in writing, artistically, or verbally....more
This is a timeless book, mainly for a younger audience. However, it teaches various fundamental topics that children should know.
In a mathematical staThis is a timeless book, mainly for a younger audience. However, it teaches various fundamental topics that children should know.
In a mathematical standpoint, students can learn about the days of the week. The students see what the caterpillar does on each day of the week. A teacher could coordinate a calender to go along with the students to teach them the days of the week. This opens the opportunity for it to be used as sequencing the story. To extend, students could write what they do on each day of the week. Also, for a younger audience, students could count the items that the caterpillar eat throughout the book.
In a science aspect, the book explains the life cycle of a caterpillar. Students learns what it need to grow and its process to grow into a butterfly. This can lead to studying animals/insects that have life cycles. Once they see one life cycle, they can see how they are the same but have different processes. Also, students will learn about eating healthy. The right food is important to helping living things grow and evolve. Students could learn about the food pyramid ...more
This is a book in a series of "If you give a" books. This is a fun book to read to students at the end of the day or a time filler. Also it would be sThis is a book in a series of "If you give a" books. This is a fun book to read to students at the end of the day or a time filler. Also it would be something silly to read if the students are very excited or hyper.
An activity could be the students making predictions as the teacher reads the book. Students could make up whatever predictions they want since this is a silly book. Another activity could be students write/express about how the cat is acting. It could lead to a discussion about being greedy and to be thankful for things given to you....more
This is the book that starts the "If you give a" book series.
The book allows the students to predict what they feel will happen in the story. It coulThis is the book that starts the "If you give a" book series.
The book allows the students to predict what they feel will happen in the story. It could also teach the student about sequencing. I'm not sure if the students would remember the many items the mouse asks for, but it would be a memory challenge. ...more
This book is a good pre- k and kindergarten book to introduce in the beginning of the year. It teaches about having fun, yet being respectful of otherThis book is a good pre- k and kindergarten book to introduce in the beginning of the year. It teaches about having fun, yet being respectful of others. This would be a good book to reinforce the classroom rules. Also this would be a fun book for the students to hear at the end of the day or to fill up a time. This book could be a beginning of learning writing skills. Students can write about their experiences with siblings or a close friend. ...more
This book is a great re-freshener to learning fractions. It teaches about fractions, adding fractions, money, and weight. The pizza math of fractions iThis book is a great re-freshener to learning fractions. It teaches about fractions, adding fractions, money, and weight. The pizza math of fractions is a perfect illustrations to how to take fractions of a whole....more
This book is great in a introduction to fractions and division. Students will learn how to distribute cookies. This book can be acted out in person soThis book is great in a introduction to fractions and division. Students will learn how to distribute cookies. This book can be acted out in person so that they can learn how to do the math...more
This is an informative book about fractions. It uses real life pictures which I think helps the student connect to the book. It involves real life fooThis is an informative book about fractions. It uses real life pictures which I think helps the student connect to the book. It involves real life food that the students are familiar with. With the many connections that they students make, they learn how fractions look in part of a whole: halves, thirds, fourths, etc.
I think a fun activity to do would be to have a Eating Fractions Party. The teacher could bring in the food mentioned in the book and have them piece the food up into fractions. Students would play as judges and the teacher would cut the food into the fractions desired. Then the students could record all the fractions that entered the contest. After the work is been done, the students could eat and be merry! The take a vote on what was their favorite. Then make fractions from the votes. ...more
This is a great book about fractions. Most students can relate to apples;therefore, it can help understand fractions. The book is very informative aboThis is a great book about fractions. Most students can relate to apples;therefore, it can help understand fractions. The book is very informative about the different types of apples. A teacher could recreate this book by reading it and having the apples there to cut in front of the students so the grasp the fraction concepts. Then the students could snack on something healthy.
The book teaches about the major fractions: halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, tenths, etc. This could lead to students bring in items or pictures of items to cut up into fractions. ...more
This is a fun book. However, I am unsure how a chocolate lesson would happen with students of any age. I see it being messy and the students eating beThis is a fun book. However, I am unsure how a chocolate lesson would happen with students of any age. I see it being messy and the students eating before we even get started. It does seem like a good and effective activity that would help the students understand fractions.
The chocolate bar is made up of 12 bars; therefore, it teaches fractions up to the twelves. Each page introduces and explains each fraction with a cute explanation.
I saw from the teachers' websites that they make paper chocolate bars that are just as effective in teaching fractions. They also are detachable so it goes along with the book. I see that they also could be made instead of bought. Then at the end of the lesson I would give them the bite size chocolate bars....more
I love these books. It helps make lessons through the literature. It is done in a humorous and classroom setting. I feel that the students can relateI love these books. It helps make lessons through the literature. It is done in a humorous and classroom setting. I feel that the students can relate to the book since it is about learning in a classroom just like them. Since this book has 5 different chapters about fractions, I would do a lesson on each chapter. I would read the story and have a related activity for the students to do. The book includes topics: basic fractions (halves, thirds, etc), cutting objects in equal parts (sandwiches), fractions of a set, dividing things equally, tally marks, adding fractions, comparing fractions,and money. These are all important concepts that students must know.
After doing these activities, I would have the students make a fraction book where they describe what fractions they made and illustrate them. They would have their experience and a self-made book to reflect on the major aspects of fractions....more
Another timeless book by Dr. Seuss. I would read this book during the Christmas season. I would also allow the students to watch the cartoon version oAnother timeless book by Dr. Seuss. I would read this book during the Christmas season. I would also allow the students to watch the cartoon version of this book. Then students could compare and contrast between the movie and the book.
Also, the book talks about emotions and how things makes a person feels. Students will learn how to appropriately express their emotions. Students could write about if they knew someone like the Grinch, how would they welcome him and make him feel better. I would use this book to teach students about how our actions/words affects others. Be careful in what you say.
Also since the book places an emphasis on the Whoville community, we could discuss the classroom community and the whole community. We could go things that could make a more loving and peaceful community in the classroom. Example, doing a secret Santa, and decorating the room in any holiday posters. For the whole community, we would come together to talk about some families that need help in the community in this time. The students could donate old clothes, old toys, and canned foods to people in the community. If I could arrange it, we would take a class trip to visit and help others. ...more
This is a familiar book that we all know from reading The Book Whisper. Cynthia Rylant most famous book. This is a book about family. It is good to reThis is a familiar book that we all know from reading The Book Whisper. Cynthia Rylant most famous book. This is a book about family. It is good to read during the holidays when students are seeing more family members at that time. An activity that could be done with this book is the students get to write about their family coming to town or going to see family members. This activity allows students to connect with something they know and love, family. It gives them instant motivation to write. For the students that do not have family, they can write about friends or close people they know.
As a S.S. lesson, students will be given a map. The will mark where they live in a bold color. Then they can mark the different countries or states that family members stay. Also they can check the mileage between the countries or states. ...more
This is another classic Dr. Seuss book. It is most useful as a reinforcement of rhyming and word families. Students could write the word families in tThis is another classic Dr. Seuss book. It is most useful as a reinforcement of rhyming and word families. Students could write the word families in the book. It has -op, -all, etc word families. ...more
This book is a timeless Dr. Seuss book. It teaches people to believe in themselves and their options are endless. Students will learn how to make choiThis book is a timeless Dr. Seuss book. It teaches people to believe in themselves and their options are endless. Students will learn how to make choices and to be confident in making the right choice for ones self. An activity for this book could be for the students to write what they want to be when they are older or where they would be in 5, 10 years from now. It could lead to a S.S. topic on how they would change/ improve the world. ...more
This book teaches about manners. All children should know how to act in a public place that exhibits respect for one's self and others. That is througThis book teaches about manners. All children should know how to act in a public place that exhibits respect for one's self and others. That is through manners. Froggy show what not to do when you eat out.
I would read this book if students are having a problem eating in the cafeteria. I would read the book and do a mock kitchen so they students to practice how they should eat, then apply that to the cafeteria.
This book does teach that people make mistakes. The important thing to do is to learn from the mistakes. Students need to learn that mistakes are okay, but you are to learn from the mistake not repeat it....more
This is a great book to read around Fathers day or before school ends. Students do need to appreciate parents and caregivers because they are importanThis is a great book to read around Fathers day or before school ends. Students do need to appreciate parents and caregivers because they are important people of motivation. The book could lead to making a craft or writing a story about fathers or a caregiver.
Also this book talks about onomatopoeia (word sounds). The series are good for teaching the students what these words are. Also students could practice by making up their own words for the situation....more
This is a great book for younger students. It is a familiar book for students because they know the famous Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. While that book isThis is a great book for younger students. It is a familiar book for students because they know the famous Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. While that book is about the alphabet, this book is about numbers. It makes a great introduction to numbers. The book is written in a story form using the numbers as characters in the book. It rhythms throughout the book so students learn word families and words with the same ending sounds. Also, it involves counting up to 100. Students will need to know how to count to 100 in several ways. The book teaches how to count by 1's and by 10's to 100. Then it does something unique and counts from 100 to 1. ...more
This is a great book for the students to learn how to count to 100. It would be a great book to do on the 100th day of school. I would break this bookThis is a great book for the students to learn how to count to 100. It would be a great book to do on the 100th day of school. I would break this book up into sections or centers for the day (or over a period of time) so they will learn each way to count.
The book rhymes so it keeps the students interested. Also, I would use real M&M's with the students, but first laying down ground rules.
First, the book reviews colors for the students. The colors are important and are used for the activity. The students would count to 10 using the candy then to 20. From there they count to 20 using all the 5 colors. I would use groups of students for this activity. Each student would be responsible for their color. After counting, they are to line up the candy in 2 line of 10. I would count with the students ( I would have pictures of me doing in on the Smart Board for them to see) to 100. I will show the students that they made a 100's chart.
From this point, depending on the time, students, and supplies, I would do it all in one day or over days. Students would use the candy to count by 10's, 5's, and 2's accordingly to the book. And of course the students would be able to eat some of the candy afterwards or take some home. ...more
This is a book to celebrate birthdays. After reading each student can write and/or draw about their past birthday experience that meant something to tThis is a book to celebrate birthdays. After reading each student can write and/or draw about their past birthday experience that meant something to them.
Also it talks about the importance of family. The students can put together a story, song ( record them using instruments and/or singing with a purpose), draw, or any creative outlet to express their importance of family.
Clifford books are known form some cause and effect stories. I could have the students go through and write the cause and effect that happened at Clifford's party with the presents. ...more
This is a great book for expanding students math skills. The book could be taught in pieces.
The first part will teach students to count from 1 to 10.This is a great book for expanding students math skills. The book could be taught in pieces.
The first part will teach students to count from 1 to 10. It has a story and pictures to go along with each number. This reinforces the quantity of each number. An activity could be for student to make their own number book and draw pictures to illustrate each number 1 through 10. At the end of counting to 10, it recaps all the pictures for the students to recount 1 to 10.
The next section has a list of 11 to 20 of things that make up the quantity of each number. The teacher can allow the students to count each thing to build fluency with number 11-20. The teacher could also use the Smart Board to have the students count the things and write the number that corresponds to the picture quantity. Then the students could add the numbers 11-20 to their number book, drawing a picture for the quantity of each.
The next page shows how addition plays a part in counting. It uses number sentences and colored balls to demonstrate how to count from 20 to 30. Students can practice using this addition method to count from 20 to 30, then from 30 to 40 and so on. Once students have enough experience with this, they can add these numbers to their number book with the corresponding pictures.
The last part is like a 100's chart. It has all the numbers from 1 to 100 all color coded. I think this would be a good way to teach students about numbers. This could be another Smart Board activity where the students come up and right the numbers in order using the colors until reaching 100. Lastly, students could add any numbers they needed to their numbers book to end at 100. The title of the book could be "I counted to 100, Look through and see!" Now the students have a number book that they can always reference and that could help them as they learn about addition and subtraction (and more). ...more
This is a good book to read during Thanksgiving time. It is about turkeys racing to be dinner. But they don't know that they are going to be dinner. IThis is a good book to read during Thanksgiving time. It is about turkeys racing to be dinner. But they don't know that they are going to be dinner. It is a funny book that they student would love. Students are able to make predictions about the events in the story. ...more
This is a very short chapter book with very short chapters.
This is a cute chapter book for students to hear. It maybe above their level (use for 1stThis is a very short chapter book with very short chapters.
This is a cute chapter book for students to hear. It maybe above their level (use for 1st or 2nd grade) but I would use this book as a mentor book. I would want them to make chapter books about what ever they wanted. I would let them pick a genre to write in. Then I would show/ model with them how each chapter is built to make a complete story. Then students are to write on their own. I would lamenate each of there books and put in classroom library. Then students could take it home. ...more