Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 5
Picture Books in the Classroom
Make curriculum design a snap!!
Meet your state's requirements while strengthening all areas of your curriculum.
Starting with the best of the best in picture books for kindergarten through second grade, Carol Hurst shows you how to use them effectively in the classroom.
Each of the skills in the picture books is clearly labeled with recurring images for social studies, math, science, language arts, music, physical education and art. So the teacher can find the relevant listings with ease. This makes designing a new unit a breeze.
Then Ms. Hurst takes the best authors and illustrators separately and shows their most important books for classroom use.
A treasure-trove of effective materials to open young minds to new skills! And to an appreciation of the fun in reading books!
Are Frog and Toad brave? Might they just think they are? What people do you know about who are considered brave? Now what evidence can you give to back up that idea?
In Martin's "The Finest Horse in Town," the two children that the author imagines might have taken care of Prince got two pennies a week for their job. Figure out how much money they would have if they kept care of Prince through all the seasons the book says they did. How will you go about figuring that out?
Welcome to our newsletter. If you'd like to have each issue delivered to your email address you can sign-up for a subscription.
In This Issue You'll Find:
- News. See Below.
- Featured Book: Look to the North
For those who missed our last newsletter the most recent additions to our web site are:
- Featured Book: Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
- Featured Author: Susan Goodman
- Featured Book: Attaboy, Sam! by Lois Lowry
- Featured Book: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
- Featured Subject: Weather in Kids' Books
- Featured Book: A Killing in Plymouth Colony by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis
- Featured Book: Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen
- Featured Subject: Slavery
- Featured Book: Far North by Will Hobbs
- Featured Author: Mitsumasa Anno
Please visit our sponsors who make this newsletter possible.
BEYOND THE DEEPWOODS and STORMCHASER --- the first two novels of "The Edge Chronicles" by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell --- made their U.S. publication debut in June.
To celebrate the books' U.S. publication, Random House Children's Books is
hosting a special contest for U.S. readers open through October where one
Grand-Prize Winner will win a trip to the Grand Canyon. For complete rules
and regulations visit
More information about the books --- including games, a "creature guide" and maps --- can be found online at http://www.edgechronicles.com. The third volume in the series, MIDNIGHT OVER SANCTAPHRAX, is scheduled to hit U.S. bookstores this fall.
Next Section of Newsletter:
Featured Book: Look to the North