Thursday, December 4, 2008

Story Time this Week

This week I have been sharing some of the new picture books I have received with different classes that come in. I love to share books and see and hear the comments the students make when we read together.

A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan has been enjoyed by older and younger students. The fourth grade's classroom teacher read the chapter book, Marley and Me to them last year, so they enjoyed another dose of Marley.
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk has been another hit. All the students like Sam the Mouse and as a teacher librarian, I have found that this book would be a great springboard to teach genre and introduce writers workshop.
Gingerbread Friend by Jan Brett has also been well received. Students are familiar with Brett's other books. We were able to enjoy her intricate and detailed illustrations Brett creates and look at her trademark borders that often include their own story.

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