The pumpkin raffle is coming soon! Students can buy tickets to vote for their favorite decorated pumpkins. Tickets will be pulled to pull winners of the pumpkins on Halloween!
There is a lesson for close reading of the entire text on readworks.org for this book. Students identify the main events in the story and track their sequence to determine the author’s message. You can find the lesson here.
Duck! Rabbit! is a great book to use when teaching opinions. Click on the link to see a first grade teacher’s blog and her use of this wonderful book.
Anyone who works with children or is a parent should read this book.
The Dot is about a girl who is encouraged by her teacher to take a risk. The girl is filled with self-doubt. The support of her teacher gives her confidence to take risks. She then passes on her teacher’s words of wisdom to another student. A beautiful story about the power of teachers.
Lesson Plan Link Link has a detailed lesson plan from the ReadWorks website for this book. The Heidelberg project is an art community in the city of Detroit.