Book Looks– Great site to locate picture books! This site gives you a brief book introduction and strategies for each book.
Great book for visualization!
Good for teaching visualization – read story once with students’ eyes closed (or cover pictures) and have them draw what they pictured. Then, read it again, allowing them to see how the illustrator visualized the Gruffalo.
This book was recommended on the Daily Five site.
By Suzanne Kaplan
Two bickering hens named Zinnia and Dot are constantly trying to outdo each other. Will they learn to put their differences aside and quit arguing in time to protect something valuable to both of them?
Possible strategy instruction:
- C: Predict what will happen; use text to confirm.
- C: Check for understanding.
- C: Determine and analyze author’s purpose and support with text evidence.
- A: Skip the word and come back.
- F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.).
- F: Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text.
- E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.