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The Mitten Board Book Edition - Jan Brett

If I was to use this in a classroom setting it would be during a time period where we are studying different cultures. This happens to be a Ukrainian folktale and this could one of many we will use. The grade level I would do this for is K-4.

LMNO Peas - Keith  Baker

I would use this book in a small group guided reading session in grades K-2. The book give different words the have sounds and letters that match the beginning sounds of the alphabet. We would complete an activity on discovering words that line up with each letter of the alphabet.

Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

I would use this book in a whole group setting that I, the teacher, will read to the entire class. I will test/assess the student knowledge of frequently use words and phrases. I would use this book in the grades K-2. The words are complex enough for that age and also it causes those student to think about what those words might mean.

No, David! - David Shannon

The book No David is about a child with behavioral issues and he doesn't see to know when behave or how to. His mother is constantly telling him no and reminding him not to misbehave. At the end of the book the mother reminds David that even though she tells him "no" a lot she still loves him and wants the best for him. I could use this in my classroom in a small group setting in grades K-1. Most of the words in this book are basic sight words and this book will increase there knowledge of sight words in text.

Time Flies - Eric Rohmann

I would use this book in a history lesson in grade 3-6. This book is only pictures, but it teaches students to make inferences as to what might happen throughout the story. This story also includes dinosaurs and predicts what they might have been like in their time.

First Day Jitters - Julie Danneberg, Judy Love

I would use this in grade K-6 because it is so necessary for kids to feel like it is normal to be nervous for the first day class. This bool also allows those students who are not nervous understand where the "new" kids or the kids who are very shy feel. This would be something I would read on the first day of school

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! - John A. Scieszka

This book is about the wolf's side of the story of the Three Little Pigs. I would use this in the classroom for K-6 and teach a lesson on different points of view. 

Little Rabbit Waits For The Moon - Beth Shoshan, Stephanie Peel

Little Rabbit Waits for the Moon is about a rabbit who is very tired all day and he waits for the moon to come out since that is the appropriate time to sleep. If were to use this in the classroom it would have to be in a pre-k classroom. I would teach the students about day and night and talk to you about what you do during those time of the day. This will be an extended lesson that can go all week long. We will talk about day and night, time, and things you do during the day and during the night.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess - Barbara McClintock

This is a book that I would have in my classroom library for students to read in their free time. I would have this in grades K-4. When the student is finished reading the book I would ask them a series of questions to test for comprehension of the book.

Winter Is Coming - Tony Johnston

I would use this in the classroom while teaching about the seasons. Especially around the time where Fall is turning into winter. One activity that I could implement into this lesson is to take my students outside and ask them to make a list of what changes they see in nature. I would use this in grades 2-4.

Coraline - Neil Gaiman

If I was to use this in a classroom it would be in grades 5-6. I would choose to only use this in older grades because of the intensity of the text and the upper level vocabulary. In a lesson I would use it for a whole group lesson to test on comprehension and vocabulary. If I wanted to teach a moral lesson, the story helps students see that you should be thankful for what you have right now because not all things are better on the other side.

Coraline - Neil Gaiman

If I was to use this in my classroom it would be in grades 5-6. The reason I would only use it in the older grades would be because the intensity of the text and the vocabulary included. This would be a whole group read that the students would be tested on for comprehension and vocabulary. The students can learn from the story to appreciate what they have and not look for things to be "better"

Frog and Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel

This is a great book to have students read for fun. Most likely I would use it for grades 3-5. This book teaches life and moral lessons that students can use in their everyday life. 

Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss

I would use this book in K-2 to talk about rhyming and nonsense words. Though in Grade 2 I may only use this as a review of what the student should already know. 

Room on the Broom - Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson

This book is fantastic for first grade. The teacher can use it to help the students recognize repititious phrases in this book and to look for them in other text that they read. You could also introduce some simple poetry into the lesson to add to the content. I would do this on a separate day from the initial read of the book so the student are not overwhelmed with loads of information. But I would introduce poetry with repetitious phrases the day after the initial read but still read the book again. 

Bugs in My Hair! - David Shannon

I feel that this book is so crucial to use in the classroom especially in grade K-6. Firstly, it helps students feel like germs are normal and lice can happen to anyone. Also, you can use this in a science lesson to teach students how germs can spread. This show also teach the student how lice happens and what you(the student) should do about it.