Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

 "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him." - Maya Angelou

This quote sparked a thought about "Good Books", and how we consider the best books to share with our students during our precious read aloud time.  I refer to this time as precious because I find it is great time to model behaviors that we want our young readers to pick up on.  I often use a bank of my favorite books to teach targeted skills and to promote rich discussion.  Today, I share with you a list of my favorite "Start of School" books to use on the first days of the year.  

My Favorit
“Start of School”
1. First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
2. Swimmy by Leo Lionni
3. Pete the Cat (Any and All of them!) by James Dean 
4. If you Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
5. Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
6. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
7. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
8. No David by David Shannon
9. The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neil
10.  Lucy Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones

Here are a few newbies that I'll be sharing lessons for as I develop them!
 *New* My New Friend is So Fun by Mo Williems 
*New* The Numberlys by WIlliam Joyce
*New*  The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli
*New*  First Grade Jitters by Robert Quackenbush

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