Before we get to Book Talk Tuesday I have some EXCITING news. Jack Hartmann has been working with me to create songs and videos for some of my units. How cool is that?
We just added his new Frog Life Cycle video to my Frog unit. So if you are one of the sweet people who have already purchased the unit head on over and download the video that goes with it. It shows actual real life footage of a frog's life cycle. You can click on the cover below to check it out.
He is working on songs for my upcoming units; Five Little Monkeys and The Lady with the Alligator Purse. So.Excited!!!
A huge thank you to Mel from Graphics from the Pond for the graphic of Jack and I.
Okay, so on with Book Talk Tuesday.
50% of what we read in our classroom should be nonfiction.
Therefore, it's important for us to find books that are at the appropriate level and will hold the interest of kinder & first grade students. I love all of the nonfiction books by Pebble Plus because they have great pictures, just a few sentences on each page, and even you reluctant readers will love "reading" the books by using their schema and the pictures in the book.
Whenever I start a new unit I always do a schema chart with the kids BEFORE we read because I want to know what they already know about a topic. Here's the schema chart we created about frogs before we read the book.
Note: I do my frog unit in the spring. :)
If you need some great nonfiction books for Fall check out the following books by Pebble Plus.
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Have a great four day week!!