We started off by reading The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, and pondered why the author would have written this entertaining fantasy. Many of my readers came to the conclusion that Lynne Cherry wrote the book to persuade people to take care of the environment and to avoid destroying the rainforest, as it is home to many animals.

We started off by reading The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, and pondered why the author would have written this entertaining fantasy. Many of my readers came to the conclusion that Lynne Cherry wrote the book to persuade people to take care of the environment and to avoid destroying the rainforest, as it is home to many animals.

This is great to cover informational book features, but it is missing the key detail that informational books "contain facts or details that inform the reader on a topic." I would add this in, as that is the key component of an informational book.

This is great to cover informational book features, but it is missing the key detail that informational books "contain facts or details that inform the reader on a topic." I would add this in, as that is the key component of an informational book.

I think that the way this is set up would be much easier for my kids to understand! Time to change an anchor chart :)

I think that the way this is set up would be much easier for my kids to understand! Time to change an anchor chart :)

Independent---Partner-Reading  Tons of reading anchor charts to improve student engagement.  Students guiding their learning!

Independent---Partner-Reading Tons of reading anchor charts to improve student engagement. Students guiding their learning!

Writing Workshop Kindergarten Anchor Charts | of literacy anchor charts to support discussion of reading & writing ...

Writing Workshop Kindergarten Anchor Charts | of literacy anchor charts to support discussion of reading & writing ...

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