Today was spent immersing my students in the short fiction genre by reading picture books. Here are the texts my students read and enjoyed either by themselves or with a partner:
Beatrice’s Goat by Paige McBrier
Betty Doll by Patricia Polacco *
Duck and Goose by Tad Hills *
Imagine A Day by Sarah L. Thomsen
Both Knuffle Bunny Books by Mo Willems
Mia’s Story: A Sketchbook of Hopes and Dreams by Michael Foreman
No Dogs Allowed! by Sonia Manzano
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco *
Satchel Paige: Don’t Look Back by David A. Adler *
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
As for me, I read Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill to the class during Read Aloud today since I think it’s an easy to follow story that will be similar to the kind of writing I hope my students will do this month. Tomorrow I plan on reading Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King to the kids.
* = Not necessarily a book I want my students to adopt as a mentor, but I wanted them to decide what they wanted to read today since inspiration comes from many places.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.