I live with a 3 year old. I'm reading multiple picture books everyday. I am a teacher. I can't help but think about how some of these little gems could be used in my classroom! Most of these books I would not have picked up for a 4th grade classroom, but I can always find some really good application.
From time to time I want to share some of those ideas here.
Today I've chosen My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
I really want to use lots more picture books in my classroom this year. I read aloud daily to my students from chapter books, but there is something about picture books.
Anyway. . . My Lucky Day is a great example of how to add a twist to the plot that will surprise the reader. I thought this would perhaps be too subtle for a 3 year old, but once we got to the meatballs and spaghetti he kept say, "That's so silly." If he "got it," I'm pretty sure 9 and 10 year olds will, too!
I'm still trying to think of what writing prompt I will give them after this. Any ideas?
How do you use picture books in your classroom with intermediate grades?