best picture books

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  1. clynns

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    I'm trying to get some new books to add to my library. I like books that are good to teach writing or comprehension with. What are some of your/your students favorite books? Thanks!
     
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    My favorite authors include Todd Parr, Mo Willems, and Jan Thomas.
     
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    The nice thing is that at this age, pretty much any story book can be used to teach comprehension. You just have to know the right questions to ask after the story is finished.
     
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    You have to get the resource book Month by Month Trait-Based Writing Instruction by Maria Walther. I saw her speak at a conference last fall and she was amazing! This book is full of mini-lessons that incorporate picture books and writing lessons. There is little prep work and immediate lessons. It's for grades K-2. I actually presented this book as a study group with K-2 teachers in my building and they loved it!
     
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    My absolute favorite picture book is Ish by Peter Reynolds. It's great for those students who are perfectionists.
     
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    Owl Moon--metaphors, similes, expanding a moment in time (writing), just overall beautiful writing

    The Relatives Came--inference, writing about families

    Saturdays and Teacakes--detail, inference, character traits

    Crab Moon--similes, senses, detail

    Night in the Country--sentence length variety (writing), sense of hearing, sound effects

    My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother--character development, traits

    Widget--I have no idea why I like this simple story. Probably connects to my childhood. It's about a dog that acts like a cat. It makes me smile.
     

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