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!
Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara Levine
This book is such a great find! Perfect if you teach animal adaptations.
It's easy enough to read and understand for younger readers and has great illustrations to help students visualize the difference between animal skeletons and human skeletons. Fans of NFPB should definitely check this one out!
I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer
I like this series, but it seems that I always find something to fault in each one. This one felt like the content was even more diluted than others. It brought across the point, the theme (which I think all the books in the series have) in which to question and feed your curiosity. There seemed to be more of a graphic novel feel to more pages in this book than the others in the series, but some of the silly comments will be lost on young readers. I found it interesting this book had source books and additional reading titles. I don't remember the others having that!