This unit is perfect for the beginning of the school year or any time of year. His books teach children about character traits, kindness, and sharing. Fun crafts, literature connection, writing and more for each story. Perfect for first and second grade.
The Red Garden is a series of stories taking place in a town called Blackwell, Massachusetts. Each chapter was about a different person, starting with the person who settled there and started the town, and following down through the generations of her posterity to the present time. Each layer added upon the history of the town. I thought it was very well-written, although allowing only one chapter for each person's story made it hard to get attached to any one character.
52 Picture Books to Read with The Elementary Grades
Picture books tell and teach a lot of things to the little children. Here are 52 picture books to read with the Elementary Grades in a year.