I usually spend June and July reading only for pleasure. I love that so and spend very little time doing it during the year... But I found this book at a few blogs, and Melissa at Joyful Learning in KC
decided to do a book study, so I was in!
What a great book. I highly recommend it and suggest you head over to her blog (click above) to get motivated.
I am moving back to Kindergarten from 2nd grade this fall. So I was intrigued. What a find! Here are some of the simple things I will be doing!
- Adding pictures of the author and illustrator in each book (that does have that included.)
- I will talk about the decisions writers and illustrators make in the books. It sounds so simple but I just never thought about how that could help get the minds of the students to see themselves as making decisions just like the writers and illustrators we "study" in class.
- Get my students illustrating right away at the beginning of the year in empty page books. (Honestly can't wait.)
- Looking at all of my picture books in new ways!
- Encourage my class to look at illustrations and see things like, perspective, background, close-ups, emotions, inside/outside, above/under, in new ways.
More about this book.