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

We Are in a Book!

Bibliography:  Written and Illustrated by:  Mo Willems, Published by:  Hyperion Books for Children, 2010, 64 pp.we are in a book

Reading Level:  10L

Synopsis:  In this book for beginning readers, Elephant and Piggie learn that they are in a book.  They learn that they can make readers say whatever they want and become very sad when they discover that all books end.  They then decide to ask the reader to read the book again in hopes that they can keep talking to the reader.

Rationale for Use:  This book would be a great resource to use when teaching print concepts.  This book teaches that books have words, a beginning, an ending, and illustrations.  The book also has a lot of short words that repeat which would be great for new readers to see.

Common Core Connection:  This would meet Kindergarten Common Core Standards because students could answer questions about unknown words in the text (the words that repeat often) and students could answer questions about the story.

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This entry was posted on June 4, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , , .

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