We know that a big part of the CCSS is to include more informational texts into ourstudents' reading. I quickly discovered I had a "gap" in my reading diet - the genre of informational texts! To help me fill the gap this year, I am going to participate in Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesdays! This is a great link-up hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy. Please visit this website to see other educator's link-ups. My goal is to read at least one informational text each week and post information on the blog. The more books and subjects I read, the more I can encourage (my #OLW for 2014) other teachers to use in their classroom!
A few weeks ago I wrote about a beautiful fall book, Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland. As we start heading (inevitably) towards winter, a beautiful book to include would be Who Was Here? by Mia Posada.
This book concentrates on animals and the clues they leave behind to help us know they walked before us. The first 2 page layout is a close up of the animal's tracks and a written clue. The second 2 pages is a beautiful illustration of the animal, as well as additional facts about the animal. So much to learn from this wonderful and engaging text.
A great fiction text to use with this book would be Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston.