Summary: A boy meets an artist in New York's streets and it sparks the boy's imagination. Vincent Van Gogh opens his eyes. Genre: Fantasy Writing Techniques: drawing, imagination, adjectives Writing Traits: Word choice is used very well in this book by teaching the students the importance of adjectives and describing words which could also teach conventions. Waldman, Neil. The Starry Night. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills, 1999. Print.
ABC: Letters in the Library by Bonnie Farmer. Library / Aspects of libraries are explored in alphabetical order with delightful drawings.
You may think they're not paying attention, but actually they're learning. Shelley says:if you're talking, and I'm doodling, that means I am really listening and absorbing what you say. Plus, I'll remember everything you say. : ) True.
Summary: "There are many kinds of courage," the narrative begins. THis is showing different ways kids can have courage. Genre: Family Read Writing Techniques: growing up, courage, everyday things Writing Trait: The ideas in the book help children understand the importance of having courage and believing in themselves. Waber, Bernard. Courage. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Print.
Summary: The world that is so small and perfect for the dumps. They have to go through struggles of being victims of people and events out of their control. Genre: Humor Writing Techniques: sentence structure, vocabulary Writing Traits: Word choice is used as the author makes these wumps come to life that will entertain the young and the old. Peet, Bill. The Wump World. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1970. Print.