Part of my new position this year is doing demo lessons for individual teachers as well as for the entire staff. For some strange reason, I decided to start with the younger grades and move my way up. Considering I have always taught intermediate grades, looking back on this, I am highly amused. It is definitely a different world with those little ones. lol
I have been able to share some great picture books through my lessons, and thought I would share them with you all also.
I used Mr. Lincoln's Way for an whole staff professional development lesson on inferring character traits.
I used The Turnip in kindergarten for a lesson on retelling.
I used Little Cloud in kindergarten for retelling as well.
I used Thank You, Mr. Falker for a 5th grade lesson on Metacognition- reading is thinking.
I used The Wednesday Surprise for asking questions before, during, and after reading for 2 whole group professional development lessons.
I used National Geographic for Kids to for a 2nd grade lesson over asking questions about nonfiction.
I used Wemberly Worried for a lesson to help 1st graders use schema to better understand the characters.
I hope you enjoyed the picture books I have been using in my demo lessons. I will probably have many more lessons to come, so would love to hear some great ideas from you all. What picture books have you been using in your classrooms to teach reading?
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