This adorable story about teamwork is bound to be a classroom favorite. Fun sound effects and light hearted happy ending make this one a sweet story to share with your students. Probably better for younger grades, but all ages can enjoy this lesson. Wendell is disappointed he can't make music like any of the other ocean animals, but they help point out to Wendell an important trait he has that no one else in the ocean does. Read this one this week and enjoy :)
This is a sweet bedtime story that can be enjoyed anytime of the day! Including beautiful imagery, illustrations and rhyme, this book creates a dreamy world for any reader. Let it inspire your students to visualize or play with rhyme and descriptive language in their own writing or use it as a read aloud to take a moment to reflect on the natural world and soothing, yet vibrant colors.
A bonus Friday book :)
That's the question? Are you? This book is one to be treasured, joining the rankings with favorites like Ferdinand, The Little Engine that Could and other timeless stories. Just you wait...The beginning of the year is a time for introducing IDR and the importance of choosing good books and stories that inspire students. This is a book that touches on the importance of not just books, but the stories that live in them - how they shape us, make us, and touch our core. Anyone who has surrendered to a book at any point in their life can appreciate this story. And the illustraions, oh my!
This scrumptious book is about the writing process and as silly as can be. As teachers begin their writing curriculums and introduce their first narrative units, this is a great way to explain parts of a story, adding detail and just plain carefree fun. Who wouldn't love a ukulele playing octopus conversing with rocket scientists? Come by the library or the reading room to see this weeks hook! :)
You've heard it before, nothing rhymes with Orange! Hard to believe, but it's true. This fun and quirky book by Adam Rex teaches about rhyming in an exciting and sometimes awkward way! A great conversation piece for what makes a word rhyme or not rhyme. Poor orange is feeling super left out and by the end his friends help him feel welcome despite his inability to rhyme. It's a great read! Come by our room and look at our copy or see Lisa May in the library! She ordered some for your viewing, reading, loving pleasure.
Check out other books by Adam Rex here!