ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with word wall or sight words.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Call Number: J FIC TAYLOR. A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
The Raft – S. Bodeen- Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.
"Because of Winn-Dixie," by Kate DiCamillo. India Opal Buloni, a young girl who has just moved to a Florida trailpark, narrates the story of her first summer there. In the supermarket she finds a dog whom she rescues and names Winn-Dixie.
Read Poetry aloud for National Poetry Month! This list of diverse poetry books for kids is great. I'm obsessed with poetry and have read some of these books and they are wonderful. Great for elementary!
Anno’s Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination by Mitsumasa Anno, 1975 This book is definitely full of surprises, and I like its daring approach to alphabet books. Most alphabet books can be read with a cursory scan, but this one makes you look… and look more! The letters are seemingly impossible, contorted in mind-boggling ways, and when you look closely at the objects featured opposite the letter, you’ll find the shape of the letter incorporated in the picture as well…