Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Theme: Death/Aging

With the year coming to an end, we know this theme is a little somber, but it is an important theme for upper grade kids.

This week's theme: Death/Aging

A Dog Like Jack by Anne DiSalvo-Ryan
Can you say Marley?

Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton
Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
This is another one of those "I found it on the shelf" books.  I love it!

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
It's not just living things that age!

The Two of Them by Aliki
The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
My students really liked this book.  They understood that she was lonely and they liked that she got a dog in the end.

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
This book might seem like a short book, but the illustrations and the theme are very beautiful.

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola
This book reminds me of a former 2nd grade student, Nicholas.  When he arrived to our school, he had recently moved in the his Nana and Papa.  I  never cease to be amazed by what students have to overcome in life.  He loved this book.  

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

What titles do you use to teach aging?


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