These are my top 3 favorite children’s books to use for teaching our grade level standards. It was difficult to pick my favorite. If you ask my class they will tell you all of the books I read to them are my favorite! If you didn’t get to see part 1 or part 2 please go by and check them out.
The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst is a great book for teaching story structure. I love all of the Gingerbread books but, this is my favorite one. It is the Gingerbread Boy’s sister. Even though she is just as mischievous as her brother she is a much smarter cookie! She still runs away from everyone and ends up at the same river with the same fox as her brother. It does end differently than the original. This story can also be used for sequencing. It is also good for comparing the original fairy tale to this alternate version.
Baloney(Henry P.) is another book written by the great Jon Scieszka. He is such a great author and this book is no exception. This book is about an alien that is late for szkola again. He goes on to tell this outrageous tale about why he was late. The whole book is filled with words like szkola. You have to use context clues to figure out what the words mean. The words are written in twenty different languages.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is awesome! I always read this book on Earth Day to my students. I know everyone knows this book but my kids love for me to read it to them. It is a great book to use for cause and effect. It is also a wonderful story to discuss pollution and it’s effect on our world. Seussville.com even has a section on their website called The Lorax Project that have activities, games, and more information.
I hope you found my list helpful. If you missed the other 2 parts click the link below to read them.
Did I miss any of your favorite books? Please comment below any books that would be on your list. I would love to check them out!