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As you know Antoinette and I have been in Professional Development mode.
I didn't get to attend the Teacher's College sessions, but I did get to attend some classes about reading and technology.
That's where I found the THREE books I am sharing today. I can't help it. I find books I love and I must share them. (It's kind of an addiction.)
Book 1: Henry and the Cannons by Don Brown
-It talks about an "every day" person doing an extraordinary thing.
"scant chance of winning"
"Washington ached for cannons."
I see a writing mini lesson about word choice and "show not tell" happening with this book.
Book 2: Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans
-The illustrations! The book focuses on finding the light, so the illustrations are dark, until the slaves are free.
-The writing style is minimal.
"We crawl." (That's all that's on the page.)
-This would be a great book to teach my Special Education or ELL students about slavery.
-I also think it is a great way for kids to look at writing style. The author's purpose for not writing many words on each page. (Since 5th graders write a LOT with no idea why.)
Book 3: Want to be Free by Joseph Slate
-The repetitive verse.
"Before I die, I want to be free. But the Big Man says, You belong to me."
-The book shows the character has a brave spirit and heart.
You will be surprised to learn who frees the main character from his shackles.
Do you have a book you can't wait to to share?