It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR. (Don't you love the updated logo?)
Last Week's Posts
- #3rdfor3rd: The Kingdom of Fantasy. Third grader Anuhya shares her thoughts about this Geronimo Stilton extended novel.
- Other Visual Illusions. Sharing some favorite visual illusions as part of our class discussion about Duck! Rabbit!
Duck! Rabbit! (2009) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. The Global Read Aloud continued this week with this classic. This is a great book for getting kids to think about multiple perspectives and optical illusions.
Journey to Ellis Island: how my father came to America (1999) by Carol Bierman and illustrated by Laurie McGaw. This lengthy picture book is based on the true immigration experiences of the author's father. I used this book this year as an introduction to our upcoming Ellis Island simulation. The ongoing situation in Europe and Syria has definitely added some layers of meaning to this year's conversation about immigration! For more suggestions about books about immigration, click here.
One Day, The End - short, very short, shorter-than-ever stories (2015) by Rebecca K. Dotlich and illustrated by Fred Koehler. This entertaining new book shows how much can happen behind the words we write in a story. Here, the illustrations show a variety of vignettes about what was actually happening (see below).
I think this one would be tough for a read aloud because so many of the details are so small, but I look forward to sharing it with my students, as we are working on adding details and description to our personal narratives.
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