So, true confessions – I buy a lot of books. How do I acquire these books?? Well, that’s a story for another post (one coming soon…I promise) to the tune of Scholastic, Bonus Points, 25 for $25 deals, coupons, Half-Price books, and Donors Choose. With all this book buying, it’s pretty evident that I LOVE books and I want to share this love with my 5th graders.
Today I’m joining with Primary Chalkboard to share with you three trade (picture) books that I love reading with my kids during class (to help facilitate a lesson) or as a just-for-fun read aloud after lunch. 🙂
The first is a perfect book for teaching about narrative writing, using description, and the development of a character. I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll is a sweet, sweet book overflowing with fantastic illustrations and verbose language. Everyone knows that children need their under-the-bed monster to keep them safe at night! This book is told from first-person point of view and explores what happens when a little boy’s monster is on vacation…replacement monsters are sent…and everyone knows that replacement monsters are NO good. 😉
A second is a fun-filled book riddled with fantastic grammar puns entitled Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal. As an exclamation point learns that being different can be very exciting, each page is filled with a few fantastic puns that escape the 1st grader but make the 5th grader (or teacher) giggle. 🙂
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