Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TCRWP Calendar Day Handout 1: Read Alouds as a Foundation

Recommended Books
Encouraging Observation
Where’s Walrus? by Steve Savage

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krause Rosenthal



Introducing Story Sequence
Wave by Suzy Lee

Fossil by Bill Thomson

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Peet

Great blog post with suggestions for wordless picture book read alouds:

Words and Pictures that Work Together
Blackout by John Rocco

One Day, The End by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Where in the Wild by David M. Schwartz




Pictures that Go Beyond the Words
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee

Redwoods by Jason Chin

Visual Teaching Strategies Method
I use images from picture books I’ve written (A Place for Turtles, Feathers: Not Just for Flying, When Rain Falls, Under the Snow), but you can use illustrations from any illustrated book, fiction or nonfiction.

Extracting Content-Area information
Sample Question: How do animals depend on the place where they live?
Book Pair: Just Ducks by Nicola Davies & Hip-pocket Papa by Sandra Markle

Sample Wonder Statement: I wonder how a rain forest is different from a desert.
Book Pair: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry & Here Is a Southwestern Desert by Madeliene Dunphy
 
For more samples and book suggestions: Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2 by Melissa Stewart & Nancy Chesley

Books with Designs that Convey an Extra Layer of Information
Move! by Steve Jenkins

Mosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy


The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton

 
 

2 comments:

  1. These booklists are really great! Enjoyed your presentation a lot. Any chance you'd be willing to share your slides?

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  2. Thanks for your kind words, Ben. If you email me through my website, I can forward you the slides.

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