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Subject: teaching using picture books
Date Posted: 6/26/2007 6:12 PM ET
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I'm looking for websites or other good resources for ideas for teaching with picture books.  I've found some things here and there, but am looking for something with multiple childrens book titles and ideas.  Picture book ideas would be great too!

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 6:18 PM ET
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Five in a Row is a picture book based curriculum.  You might also check out Trish Kuffner's book on the topic, I think it's Picture Book Activities. For websites, visit the links below.  I've collected free sites- many of which offer lesson plans based on specific books. I try to add descriptions for each link.  Homeschool Share offers a collection of unit studies based on picture books.  Scholastic.com offers some lesson plans to go along with its books as well. 

 

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Date Posted: 6/29/2007 3:34 PM ET
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"Teaching Writing Skills with children's Literature" by Connie Campbell Dierking & Susan Anderson-McElveen is wonderful.  It uses the same books for primary or intermediate writing lessons.

Also, all of the Scholastic Trait-Based Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing have lots of ideas and picture book selections.

Good luck!

 

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 12:27 PM ET
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One of my favorite things to do is read a story aloud and then have them draw a picture (if it's the beginning of the year) or write a story (later on when they are able) about how they think how the story will end.  An awesome book for this (and my kids love it so much) is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Sorry- don't know the author but I'm sure if you google it, it'll come up.  It's a story about a town (Chewandswallow) that instead of normal weather they have food coming down from the sky...the ppl end up deserting the town and it leaves it open to wonder about what ever happened to the land of Chewandswallow.    Anyone got any other good picture books/story ideas?  This is a good thread. :)

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 5:13 PM ET
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I LOVE Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and did use that this year!!  :)  Good to hear someone else likes it too.

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 5:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 11:11 AM ET
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If you google Six-Trait Writing, there are several sites that list picture books and the corresponding literature skill.  Even though this particular program is geared towards writing skills, it is all about literacy, also! 

I have "Models for Teaching Writing-Craft Target Skills" by Marcia Freeman that I was getting ready to post - from the back "Helps you fully explit the strong connection between reading and writing."  Let me know if you want it and we can work it out.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/1/2007 8:51 AM ET
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You might also want to obtain Wondrous Words by Katie Wood Ray.  She has specific books for various writing traits.

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