Thursday, August 1, 2013

Two for Tuesday...A day or two late.

Sorry, I'm late. I've been squeezing in all the doctor's appointments I can since summer is fading away so fast. Here are my latest picture book finds.

Boot and Shoe were born into the same litter, and now they live in the same house. They eat out of the same bowl, pee on the same tree, and sleep in the same bed. But they spend their days apart—Boot on the back porch because he’s a back porch kind of dog, and Shoe on the front porch because he’s a front porch kind of dog. This is exactly perfect for them. But then a crazy neighborhood squirrel arrives . . . and everything goes topsy-turvy!  I am going to use this book during my reading block.  I will read about half the book and have the children predict what will happen to Boot and Shoe during the rest of the story.  I will then read the rest of the book and we will check our predictions. 

When a little boy’s of prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution.
This is a wordless book that would be an awesome book to teach predictions.  I will show my class the book up to the page where the airplane lands on the roof and then ask them to predict how the boy will get his airplane off the roof. 
I start teaching prediction early in the school year, so I start off having my kinders draw a picture to show their predictions and then I write a short sentence under their prediction for them.  Later in the year, they write their own sentence. 
The summaries are from Amazon you and  click on the links to purchase the books for your own copies!
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  1. Hi! Thanks for the book reviews - I love seeing new titles and might have to get the airplane one!
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