Now that the school year is underway, I wanted to highlight four picture books that are great for ANYTIME of the year.
A Visitor for Bear is all about a bear who really does NOT want a visitor. However, the Mouse is quite persistent and their dialogue allows for a fun and interactive read aloud! You can find a reading of this book on YouTube by clicking HERE.
As you are reading the story, you can focus on character traits, making inferences, and lessons learned. It’s also fun to tie in information and facts about brown bears.
The Salamander Room is a perfect book to use when teaching about sensory language and visualizing. The words and illustrations are so vibrant. Also, students always enjoy learning about salamanders as they are quite fascinating creatures!
You can find a reading of The Salamander Room on YouTube by clicking HERE.
Did you know that Grandparents Day is in September? Wilfrid Gordon is a small boy who loves to visit the retirement home near his house. He makes great friends and goes to great lengths to help Miss Nancy get her memory back. Comprehension focuses for this story can be identifying schema, making connections, making inferences, and describing characters.
You can find this story read aloud on Storyline Online by clicking HERE.
When I Was Young in the Mountains is beautiful story that is perfect to pair with making connections. Students may not be able to initially relate to life in the Appalachian Mountains, but they will learn how to connect with the character’s experiences. You can find this story read aloud on YouTube by clicking HERE.
All of these activities are a part of our Rooted in Reading September unit. We have recently made updates to include Mentor Sentences, Anchor Chart Templates, New Reading Comprehension Assessments, and more.
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