Picture Books for Jr. High

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  1. Mrs. R.

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    Hello, All! I tried doing a search for this category, but had no success. I was just wondering what picture books you use with your middle school age students; perhaps to teach reading strategies, perhaps to teach content area. I find it hard to sit in the bookstore wading through the picture books looking for ones with "meat" without being distracted by the books I want to buy for my daughters! Any suggestions would be great!
     
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    When I was teaching 4th grade reading, I went to a reading training that was geared to middle school teachers.

    We received some books and they were
    Koko's Kitten
    The Old Women Who Named Things
    An Angel for Solomon Singer
    The Pain and the Great One (point of view)
    CinderEdna (compare and contrast)

    There was also another one that I can't remember the title name. I think it may have been called "Yes!" but that's a long-shot guess. The whole story was dialogue consisting of one word sentences between two boys who become friends. It was an excellent choice for teaching about inferrences. Maybe someone can help out with the title.

    Shel Silverstein's poetry was also talked about.

    Other than that, have you tried a google search for high interest picture books...that might bring up something. I'll try looking up some books on my middle school website's AR list and see if there is anything else.
     
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    I almost forgot my fave which would definitely work for middle school


    I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert by Eve Bunting
    You can see inside it on Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0152004793/102-8266671-9696900?v=glance&n=283155

    It would be great for details and descriptions.

    also these links should help
    http://www.indiana.edu/~reading/ieo/bibs/hilo.html
    http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=051623580x
    http://childrensbooks.about.com/gi/...s&zu=http://mgrn.evansville.edu/5fall2005.htm
    http://childrensbooks.about.com/gi/...tityGUID=d1d11327-a242-404b-a0f7-c142d9fa467f
     
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    was it Yo, Yes!
     
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    I love using picture books with middle school. An absolutely excellent way to introduce new topics in social studies.

    Eve Bunting is great! Here are few of my favorites:

    1. So Far from the Sea ~ I use this to introduce students to Japanese-Internment (my all-time favorite book!)

    2. The Terrible Things ~ A great way to introduce students to the Holocaust (everyone should have to read this book -- especially in today's world!)

    3. The Wall ~ A boy and his father visit the Vietnam War memorial to seek out his grandfather's name

    She also has many others...just do a search for Eve Bunting.

    Oh, here is another great picture book to introduce the nuclear arms race:

    The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Suess (the kids will listen to every word!)
     
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    I love Verdi & Stellaluna by Janelle Canon. It has basic scientific information about the animals featured in the story at the back of the book. I had the students look at that and find evidence from the book that showed the different behaviors talked about in the back.
     
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    Thanks this is a great start! I'll start looking for those as soon as I can get to Borders!
     
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    I found a web site online with suggested picture books for teaching literary devices. You have to scroll down a bit to find the list. I have not tried out any of the suggested books, but I saved the list, so I could look at them in the library, before I purchase any.

    http://www.uleth.ca/edu/currlab/handouts/literarydevices.html
     
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    Hit the local library and ask the children's room librian for suggestions! Most are incredibly knowledgeable and love to help.
     
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    shel silverstein
     

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