Monday, March 18, 2013

Having Fun with Common Core: Text Structures, Problem/Solution

As I said last week, my A Place for . . . books are perfect for teaching the problem/solution structure. But there are some other great books out there that you can also use:

Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs by Kathleen Kudlinski

Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System by Kathleen Kudlinski

You can also look at many picture book biographies. With narrative nonfiction being so popular today, many picture book biographies are structured in such a way that they focus in on the person’s greatest challenge and describe how he or she solved it. That’s just what you want.

It’s also worth noting that EVERY fiction book is structured in this way. The character’s conflict is what keeps us all reading. We want to see what happens.

1 comment:

  1. I love the way Kathleen starts with the whole "we thought we knew..." and then takes us on the scientific journey of discovery. these are fun books.