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Title Summery Numbe Award/ Response to Classroom r of Genre Text Use Pages Picture Books Click, Clack, This is a story 32 Farm life I enjoyed being In the classroom I Moo: Cows about cows who and introduced to this would use this book think the barn is to Animals. book and wish for a read-a-loud. In cold and ask the that I had read it the story the words farmer for electric sooner. It is a nice click clack moo repeat blankets on a little story with a itself often and can be typewriter. When fun twist in the made so that the the farmer refuses, end but also children read that they go on strike shows the role of part out loud together that Type until they get their animals and life on as the teacher reads Doreen blankets. But in the farm as a small the rest of the story Cronin the end other child would see it. and leads the students animals get the in discussion about typewriter and what the predict will also ask for things. happen next in the story. The Wall This is a story 32 History This book has one This book would be a about a father and and War of the most perfect story to share son who go to visit powerful when talking about the Vietnam War messages I have the Vietnam War. A Memorial to find every received lesson could be made Eve Bunting the name of their from a picture to have all of the father and book. It can be students write to a grandfather. The used in any grade soldier fighting right book is very level and still now thanking them moving and bring out emotion and can be mailed out emotionally in anyone who to lift the spirits of charged. reads it. those serving our country. The Inner Inner City Mother 80 Poetry I enjoyed reading There are many City Mother Goose is not for these poems as a classroom uses that Goose younger readers. college senior. can be applied when This book has a lot Some of the reading this book of raw story telling material that was with students in a about drugs and in this book high school level other adult however I still setting. The first content that needs thought was very would be to show a to be closely strong for high few examples and watched by the school level have students write Eve teacher. It does students. poems about their have good poems Although I could lives and things they Merriam in the book though see uses for are encountering as and is still a very reading some of teenagers. Secondly, strong tool to be these poems to many of these poems used in high students. have several meaning school level behind what they are classrooms where simply saying. The students are old students can record enough to handle what they feel the the language type poems mean to them being used. and what they read between the lines. The Magic The magic school 40 Science I have always In the classroom I School Bus: bus collection has enjoyed reading would read this book Lost in the great insight into the magic school with the student and Solar simplifying bus books as a leave it for them to System science lessons so child and was read while learning that young readers happy to be able about the solar can learn to reread this system and space. A important book again now. simply activity that material without There are still the students can Joanna Cole being over large amounts of participate in is to do exposed to facts information in research on one of the and information. these books even planets and write a In this edition they though they have report like the ones travel across the been simplified for that are done in the solar system and young students. story. learn about the planets, moons, and sun. We The This story has the 32 Social When I was in This book would Kids: The preamble to the Studies fourth grade I had make for a great Preamble to constitution but it to memorize the reader’s theater for the is portrayed preamble and I the students to Constitution through the eyes still can repeat it perform in small of the of children. They today from when I groups. Each student United are all friends on a was younger. It can view the book and States. camping trip as was a chore and act out the parts as David they learn their almost the pictures are Catrow role and punishment to do demonstrating. This responsibilities all that when I was will ensure the Americans have. young. This book students learn the was hilarious in material and drawings and understand each part much more of the preamble entertaining than without being force to memorizing it simply learn the from a piece of words. paper. Traditional Literature American This book 112 Tall This book was This book is meant for Tall Tales incorporates Tales very good and older students in several American exciting to read middle school or late tall tales that have through. It was elementary school. been told and broken up into the For this book I would shared from different chapters have students choice generation to of short stories one of these stories to generation. This making it very read and work in Adrien book includes the easy to get groups to draw a Stoutenburg stories of Paul through in just a picture about the Bunyan and few sittings. It story. After they are Johnny Appleseed was also very nice done, they will among others. to be able to read present them to the these stories class and explain what again. It has been they have created and a long time since I why they have done it have heard them. in that matter. Fables This book has 48 Fable/ This was a very Many of the stories twenty fable 1981 interesting book from this book would stories in them. Caldecot to read. All of the make for good They are each only t Medal, stories have a reader’s theaters for a few pages long Notable deep meaning and the students to and very easy to Children' have to be read a participate in with read through. All s Books few times to get a small groups. They of the stories are of 1980 full interpretation can then present their Arnold unique in the of the message skit to the class and Lobel lesson they talk behind them. The can video tape them about and they pictures also to view later on in the pictures that go added an year. along with the awesome layer of stories. humor to the book. The This is a version of 32 Cinderell I had mixed This book makes for a Egyptian Cinderella where a a emotions about great read-a-loud for Cinderella slave girl has this book. It was a the students in the nothing but a pair good book but it class. The teacher can of red slippers. was just not what I lead the students and When a falcon was used to. I did ask them leading takes one away enjoy the pictures questions about what she is heart and story of this they predict will broken. But in the book but I felt this happen in the story end of the story story could have and why certain the Pharaoh finds been made into things have happened. the slipper and something makes the owner different and of it queen of better than a Egypt. Cinderella story. Shirley Climo Modern Fantasy Angle and This is a story of a 32 Fantasy This was a very For the class, I would the Polar girl who wakes up cute little book for lead the students on Bear from bed to find it children in this trip in their is surrounded by kindergarten or minds and have them water. She rows a first grade. It create their own boat to the fridge shows the imaginary friend where the water imagination that animals. Then they freezes and a polar children have and could draw a picture bear comes out. what they can of them and share Marie- She then melts the think about what type of animal Louise Gay ice an washes the happening. they are and what polar bear away they would do with but he comes back. the class. She discovers he is a happy bear and they become friends. Half Magic Four friends find a 240 Fantasy This was a very For this lesson I By: Edward magical charm interesting book would break the that grants wishes. to me. I students up into small But it only grants remember reading groups and have them half of the wish a story like this make three wishes. I and messes up the when I was would then make other parts. So younger called the their wishes change they get placed on monkeys fist but it and ask them to a wild trip in the was a lot shorter problem solve to get Eager past where the and not as far- back to normal, just have to work fetched but along like in the story. together to get the same ideas. back to their own This book was time. very entertaining and left you wondering how they were going to correct their mistakes throughout the entire book. City of Light, This is a story of a 192 Comic/ I am a very big In the classroom I City of Dark mystical power Fantasy, comic book fan would use this book that is set in real Pw and have been for as a demonstration of time New York selection a long time. This a different kind of City. The special for best greatly appealed novel that can be used powers are passed book of to me and was an in the classroom. for down from the year easy read for me a final project for this generation and in 1993 to get through. lesson I would have Avi now are with a This is one of my the students make a young girl. She favorite genres story board or comic goes through and this book was strip of their own, hardships with the excellent for me. I fully done in color and power and people would recommend poster board size to around her it because it takes share with the class. suffering but in fantasy and puts it the end finds a into a real life loving family and setting and place. learns her true power. Poetry Books Black is This story is a 40 Social This story was a For this book I would Brown is rhyming book Issues very well written read it in front of the Tan about all different Poetry/ poem and carried class. Then I would races and genders. Harper a large amount of have the students It describes them Trophy deep issues with write their own all in detail and it. I think that poems about compares them to many students in themselves and what other items and younger grades makes them special. materials. The will not They will then share overall message is understand the them with the class. Arnold that we are all the true impact of this Adoff same no matter book until they are what color skin we older. have. Revolting These are poems 32 Poetry This was a very With this story, I Rhymes that take some fun book to read. would have the older classical All of the classical students get into stories and change poems I learned as small groups. They them up a tiny bit. a kid were will then take their Some of the main changed into own poems and changes include comical poems change them into incorporating with strange something else with a snow white and twists and comical new twist. It gambling together endings. Most of can be anything, real and Jack and the them made me or imaginary that beanstalk with actually laugh to happens, just to make good hygiene. myself while the story lighter This book is filled reading and I hearted. with clever poems know middle that middle school school children Ronald Dahl children will love. will have the same reaction. You Hear In this book, there 107 Social When I first In the classroom, the Me? Poems are strong Issues, started reading teacher needs to be and Writing messages about Poetry this book I was careful of the grade by Teenage sex, drugs, women, instantly hooked level and the material and many other and blew through that is in this book. topics that many the entire thing. For a lesson, I would people do not All of the stories have the students normally know are so real and write a poem about about or see in gripping they just their lives and any their everyday pull you in and do hardships that they lives. All of the not let you stop. have been apart of or poems are put They let you see scene in their families. together in a great into their real Boys form and have a lives. By: Betsy certain flow. This Franco is not for younger children. Realistic Fiction By the This story is about 32 Social This was a very In the classroom, I Dawns Early an African Issues/ nice book about will read the story out Light American family. Fiction the hardships that loud for the students The children live families face when to listen to and to with their there is only a discuss in the class. I grandmother at single parent will then set up nighttime because raising children. pictures for a their mother must The love and storyboard and have go off to work in a devotion shown in the students put the Karen factory during the this book is a great story back together in Ackerman night. story for young the correct order. students and one they can relate to. Shark Bait This story is about 160 Realistic This book was one During this novel a boy who is Fiction of the novels that story, I would have caught in turmoil. did not fully the students keep a His father who is interest me as I small journal of things also the chief of was reading. I felt that are happening to police gives him a it was very slow them on a day or strict curfew, but starting and did weekly basis in the his friend wants not involve theme of peer his help to settle a enough action. pressure. They would score with him in This would be a not have to share it the middle of a standard book for with the class or even town that is very students to read some parts with me. chaotic. that would The will need to turn Graham entertain most but in something to show Salisbury not all students. they had been completing the work as assigned. Tangerine The main 320 Realistic This was a While the students character of this Fiction summer reading are working on this story is blind. He book I was novel, we will be moves with his supposed to read discussing challenges family to going into seventh that all students face Tangerine Florida grade but I never as teenagers moving where he soon did it back then. to a new school and discovers that he Now that I have home. There will be Edward actually can see read it, I wish I class discussions on Bloor the world better took the time to people that have than everyone else back then. This is moved to new schools can. He gets the a great, up lifting and what it was like chance to story that is for them in understand the disappointing transitioning. lies his family is there is not more living and make when it is over. something of himself. Historical Fiction Down on the This is a picture 32 Historica This was a good I would use this book Farm book that has a l Fiction children’s book for as a read aloud for the recurring sentence what life is like on students and have of down on the the farm and what them repeat the farm. The book animals they words down on the has many animals would encounter farm when they came in it and what they there. They can up in the story. I do on their farm read along in parts would also have them Merrily including the and learn what make the animal Kutner sounds they make. sounds the sounds as they come animals’ make. up. The This story 112 Historica I read this book In the classroom I Whipping revolves around l Fiction/ back when I was would like to do some Boy two characters, a Newbery in elementary role reversal for a prince and his Award school but forgot couple of days where whipping boy. about it till I saw it if someone gets into The prince wants in the library and trouble, several other to run away and reread the story. students get blamed the whipping boy It was a very for it. After everyone is forced to follow. interesting book has been placed in the When they are out and suspenseful blame category, we Sid in the world they when action starts will discuss how he or Fleischman get into trouble to happen in the she felt about getting with a group of story. in trouble for thieves who mix something they could the boys up and not control. the prince now finds out how it feels to be the whipping boy. The Crazy This is a story 214 Farm life This story During this book I Man about a family in fiction/ reminded me a lot would like for distress. After an Geoffrey of a book that I students to talk about accident leaving Bilson read in high school farm life and if they the main character Award called Of Mice and know anyone that hurt, the father for Men. This book owns a farm. For leaves the mother Historica was a very easy stores like these I and daughter to l Fiction read and very would like to try to tend to the farm for enjoyable to get get out to a farm so Pamela by themselves. Young through. There the students can see Porter They enlist the People were amazing what that life is truly help of a strong themes to this like for a day. man who is in a book and it shows mental hospital. you 3cannot The man turns out always judge a to be perfect for book by its cover. the job and also a great man in the community. Non Fiction Follow That This story is a 32 Map I really enjoyed For the class, I would Map!: A First simple picture Skills/ looking and make a very large Book of book for young The reading this book. map and put it on the Mapping students to learn Children' I was a simply way board and have the Skills mapping skills. As s to learn to read students fill it in as they go through Literatur maps and it went the story progressed the book it teaches e through so many to track where they them many Roundta different kinds of have been in the story symbols and bles of maps at the same and where they think important map Canada time. The story they will be heading. concepts they will Informat was also not to need later on. ion Book bad in looking for They also explore Award their lost animals. Scot Ritchie through their house, town, city, and finally space and the solar system. Moonshot: This story is about 48 The The flight of In the classroom I the Flight of the historic moon/ Apollo 11 is a would have the Apollo 11 journey of the first Robert F. students talk about historical event for astronauts to land Sibert our country. This what they want to do on the moon and Informat book was a good when they grow up walk on its ional mixture of and if they could be surface. The book Book pictures and the first person to do takes you through Medal, information so it something, what everything that Honor was not to young would it be. Then Brian Floca happened from Medal for readers but they could draw a living in the ship was not stuffed picture of it and tell it for a week to with facts. to the class. It can being able to step also be something foot on the moon. that has already happened if they could go back in time. Heart and Florence 152 Biograph This story was a During this book I Soul: The Nightingale was a y/ very good one to would want to try to Story of nurse that worked Norma read about. I did give back to the Florence through extreme Fleck not know who community just like Nightingale opposition in Award Nightingale was, she cared for the doing what she for except fro community she was loved and helping Canadia assuming she was living in. I would try people who were n a nurse. This book to organize a left in very bad Children’ really showed me community service condition from s Non- how her life was project for my class or Gena K. war. She helped Fiction and all of the good school such as Gorrell many people even things she did for planting trees or though she was people. other services that the stuck working in entire school could poor conditions participate in. and without the respect of some of her other peers. This book goes through her life. Diverse Populations Happy to be This is a short 32 African I found this book In the class I would Nappy story about being America to be very good for use this book as a happy with who n the classroom. It read-a-loud and talk you are and loving Heritage showed how there with the students each other. It are many layers to about things that shows in the book things and just make them special in that there is a because their own way. They Bell Hooks large amount of something looks will then draw a interaction time one way does not picture of themselves when working on mean it can be highlighting their hair and is a great something favorite attribute of way to promote completely themselves. self-acceptance different. and pride in the class. Mama’s This is a story 32 Asian This book was a For this book I will Saris about a young girl Culture nice read and a have the students who wants to good insight into reflect on a time dress up like her the lives of an where they were able mother. She sees Asian American to spend time with that her mother culture. It showed their mother or father only wears the that older and received a special Pooja dresses on special generations wear treat for doing Makhijani occasions and the dress all the something good or it today is her time while the being a special birthday. So the mother only wears occasion. They can mother lets her it on special write their stories where the dress occasions. down and read them and she is very to the class. happy. The Curcuit: In this story, you 128 Migrant I greatly enjoyed In the class, I would Stories of learn about the life Mexican this book. It have the students the Life of a and hardships of a Family involved a lot of create a word wall in Migrant family that moves teachers and the front of the Child from place to place people helping to classroom. as they go looking for make sure that he through the story, migrant work could succeed in they will add words to while trying to school even letters that have keep their though he was nothing on them or to children in school. only there for a a very important part The main limited amount of of the story. character faces time and would Francisco many hardships of most likely be in a Jimenez leaving school new school the early to help the next year. They family with money allowed him to and finally in the publish these end is found to be books and now an illegal alien and have money for forced to leave his family. school. Teacher’s Choice The Giving The giving tree is 64 Picture I am very mad that In the classroom I Tree the story of a boy Book I have never read would have the and a tree. The this book before students read this tree gives the boy right now. I feel book along with me and apple and like I should have and then have them shade when he is a read this as a child play games that child and is happy. and missed out big worked on Throughout the time. cooperative work and Shel entire boys life the sharing such as Silverstien tree gives building with blocks everything he has and playing board to the boy till he is games in the just a stump. As classroom. an old man, the tree can only give a seat and that’s all he wants and they are happy. Possum This book is about 32 Picture This was my In the class I would Come A- a possum that Book favorite book read this book aloud Knockin knocks on the growing up and with the students and By: Nancy door and every my parents read it have them repeat the Van Laan time they open it, to me almost phrase there’s a the possum hides. every night before possum come a- They go through I went to bed or knockin at my door the entire house just to read it to when it comes up in asking every me. I have the the story. Then I will person who is hard copy signed have them work in knocking at the by the author at groups and make a door till they find my parents’ house diagram of all the it is a possum. still. people in the house who want to know who is knocking at their door. Watchmen This is the story 436 Graphic This is one of my In the class I will have about regular novel favorite graphic the students working people who fight novels that I have with the social studies crime in the city of read this year. I lesson of the cold war New York. There greatly enjoy and world war two is also one person comic books and lessons. This novel who has almost an think they serve a incorporates both in unlimited amount vital role in that the dooms day of power. They helping children clock was close to find out there is a learn to read along starting a nuclear war Alan Moore plot to kill all of side picture and until we came to a them and they other books. This compromise. Also work to stop who can be used with world war two ended is doing it but older students in a due to the atomic come to find out high school level. bomb but instead the that it is all for the book tells of Dr. greater good of Manhattan stopping the world. the war due to his power. The students can do a venn diagram from the book and history. How the The Grinch hated 64 Picture I have seen the I would read this book Grinch Stole whoville, Book cartoon version of to the children around Christmas especially around the story and the the holidays along Christmas time. Jim Carrey version with other books for So he came up but I had never other students. I with a plan to steal read the book. I would do this as a all of their was very happy read-a-loud and have presents to make with the book and the students predict them sad. But both of the videos what was going to when they woke that go along with happy next in the up Christmas day, them. story and discuss the they knew it was true meaning of Dr. Suess about being with Christmas. family and love, and not presents and the Grinch learned to love Christmas.
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