I had a lot of fun considering favorite picture books as I considered the variety of ways one could organize a story. So many times in elementary school kids are given a prescription for writing and they must follow that. Writing is more fun when students are free to organize their thoughts or ideas creatively. […]
I have struggled to decide what book to feature for word choice this week. I’ll try to think of more for next week. One that comes to mind is Falcon by Tim Jessell. In this book, the narrator, a child, dreams he is a falcon soaring through the sky. Before I talk about words, let […]
On my reading blog, I’m about to begin a poetry reading month. So I thought for my Six Traits Sunday about voice, I’d focus on a picture book about a poet, William Carlos Williams.
It’s time for another Six Traits Sunday with Comprehension Connection! Voice is the topic this week. When I teach this at co-op, I may bring in books by the same author and talk about how the author’s show their voice: Lois Ehlert, Denise Fleming, Jan Brett, Byron Barton, Mo Willems. They all are distinct in […]
A fellow blogger is hosting a weekly blog hop for the next six weeks about the 6 Traits (TM). Since I am going to be teaching the 6 Traits in my K-4 homeschool co-op this fall, I am very excited about this! Each week, we are to explain a book that we feel does a […]