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A first-grade girl--who does not like to read--stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't): Barbara Bottner, Michael Emberley This is a great one for those kids who don't like to read and even for those who do.

Mentor Monday 4/28/14: Writing Strong Endings | Burke's Special Kids

Mentor Monday 4/28/14: Writing Strong Endings

LIBRARY MOUSE Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.

Fluffy, Playful and Cuddly Stories About Dogs~Click through to read summaries of our favorite dog books for kids

Books About Dogs

Fluffy, Playful and Cuddly Stories About Dogs~Click through to read summaries of our favorite dog books for kids(Teacher Favorite List)

Great Mentor Text for writing about small moments

Shortcut by Donald Crews, Personal Narrative-Small Moment Mentor Text I have used this with lower and upper elementary. It is a powerful teaching mentor text for small moments as well as leads, descriptive writing, endings.

I'm Wild About Reading Bookmark  Item # KM-285E

I'm Wild About Reading Bookmark

Positive Promotions: I'm Wild About Reading Bookmark - Encourage students to view reading as one of their most favorite activities.

List of books about friendship .

15 Picture Books About Friendship

15 Picture Books About Friendship from No Time for Flash Cards--share with Daisies learning how to be a sister to every Girl Scout!

Ms. O Reads Books: Old and New Faves for the Beginning of the Year

Ms. O Reads Books: Old and New Faves for the Beginning of the Year

List of Zoo Picture Books to read with kids!

7 Best Picture Books About Zoos

List of Zoo Picture Books to read with kids! My pumpkins love the zoo!

How would you describe a hippopotamus? Big might be the first word that comes to mind. What about a whale? Gigantic? Immense? How about enormous! What if you had to find a word for the biggest animal of them all--a dinosaur. Mammoth? Humongous? Colossal! With its bright pictures of animals in all shapes and sizes, this terrific read-aloud introduces young children to the language of comparisons

Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt. An early thesaurus, great for introducing new words.

More than 10 Metafictional Picture Books. Books that play with text and invert the idea of the static book.

Metafiction in Children's Picture Books

The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core!!!

The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core! The common core books listed match Common Core Curriculum Map Units for ELA

Books that celebrate libraries! If you're a teacher or parent to young children, you probably spend plenty of time at the library! Help your kids learn to love the library, too, with this book review list that has choices for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary children.

Books That Celebrate Libraries

Books that celebrate libraries! If you're a teacher or parent to young children, you probably spend plenty of time at the library!

A helpful resource of fractured fairy tales. Great for comparing and contrasting reading comprehension activities.

A helpful resource of fractured fairy tales. Great for comparing and contrasting reading comprehension activities.

This story would be appropriate for teaching sequencing concepts. Corduroy goes on a journey so students can understand the concept of beginning, middle and end.

Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons. This book is part of my childhood!

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