Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1989.

Reading Level: Lexile 530L

Synopsis: This rhyming alphabet book uses letters as characters climbing a coconut tree in alphabetical order.  All of the letters fill up the tree, which causes the tree to lean and dump all of the letters onto the ground causing them to get injured. However, this does not stop the letters from trying to climb the tree once again.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: great read aloud where kids can join in.

Content Area Connections:

Literacy- introduction to letters and alphabetical order; rhyming words.

Possible Areas of Concern: letters appear sideways, upside down, bent, and twisted which may confuse students about their formation.


About jdierk

I am a first-grade teacher working on my MEd in Elementary Education with a focus in literacy.

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This entry was posted on September 23, 2012 by in Picturebooks, Uncategorized.

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