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.
Last Weeks' Posts
- Caldecott Predictions, 2016! Excited for the big announcements today! One of my third grade classes was able to vote on their favorites last week - the other group votes today. Check out our choices in the Mock Caldecott Ballot, 2016.
- What Is Poetry? Sharing a few of my students' thoughts on the opening freewrite to launch our poetry unit.
- #3rdfor3rd: The Pet War. Third grader Grant reviews this humorous sibling-rivalry book.
The Elephant in the Dark (2015) by Mina Javaherbin and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. This retelling of the classic tale by Rumi features a whole village full of people who try to explain the concept of an elephant after each encountering only one part. This story is well-told and humorous, and the illustrations help get the misunderstandings across. A great book for talking to kids about misunderstandings or grasping only "part" of an issue or idea.
This week I also re-read many of the current Caldecott contenders with my students. You can see my reviews of them on our Mock Caldecott Ballot post.