picture books to use for teaching strategies

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    Teachers...
    I happen to hit upon this site by accident.
    I thought this list might be useful.
    It helped me choose books for teaching strategies..
    cair


    Making Connections:

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
    All the Places to Love by Patrician MacLachlan
    Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
    Amos and Boris by William Steig
    Geraldine’s Little Brother by Holly Keller
    Going Home by Eve Bunting
    Hey World, Here I Am by Jean Little
    The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
    The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland
    Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
    My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
    My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother by Patricia Polacco
    Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs by Tomi de Paola
    No Moon, No Milk! by Chris Baccock
    Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
    One Afternoon by Yumi Heo
    Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
    Rosie and Michael by Judith Viorst
    Snippets by Charlotte Zolotow
    Sol a Sol by Lori Mari Carlson
    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    The Tenth Good thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
    Three Brave Women by C. L. G. Martin
    Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Chall
    The Wednesday’s Surprise by Even Bunting
    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
    William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow



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    Predicting:

    Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris van Allsburg
    Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz
    Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant use pictures
    Cinnamon's Day Out by Susan L Roth subtitle: A Gerbil Adventure
    Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor
    Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat Sisulu
    It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw very simple
    Just a Dream by Chris van Allsburg
    Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen
    Snow by Uri Shulevitz with text and illustrations
    Suddenly by Colin McNaughton Great for K or 1st to introduce predicting
    Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow use title
    Tuesday by David Wiesner last page introduces pigs..what will happen when the pigs fly
    Wretched Stone by Chris van Allsburg

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    Questioning: provides opportunities for readers to ask questions – before, during and after reading

    A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting
    Big Al by Andrew Clements
    Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
    The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence P. Heide and J. D. Gilliland
    Dr. DeSoto by William Steig
    Elizabeth by Claire Nivola
    Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams
    How Come? By Kathy Wollard
    How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting
    Hurricane by David Wiesner
    The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky
    Little Mouse’s Painting by Diane Wolkstein
    May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk deRegniers
    Newf by Marie Killiea
    Night Noises by Mem Fox
    Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
    The Potato Man by Megan McDonald
    Solomon and the Rusty Nail by William Steig
    Storm Boy by Paul Owen Lewis
    The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
    The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
    The Van Gogh Café by Cynthia Rylant
    The Wall by Eve Bunting
    The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting
    Why is the Sky Blue by Sally Grindley


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    Drawing Inferences:

    A Bag Full of Pups by **** Gackenbach
    A Fairy Went A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman
    Abby by Jeannette Franklin Caines
    Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
    Anna Banana and Me by Erick Lenore Blegvad
    Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray
    Big Al by Andrew Clements
    Boy Who Didn’t Believe in Spring by Lucille Clifton
    Bull Run by Paul Fleschman
    Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
    Corduroy by Don Freeman
    Dandelion by Eve Bunting
    Dateline: Troy by Paul Fleischman
    Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teque
    Dreamcatcher by Audrey Osofsky
    Duckat by Gaelyn Gordon
    Encounter by Jane Yolen
    Fables by Arnold Lobel
    George and Martha (series) by James Marshall
    Encounter by Jane Yolen
    Fables Arnold Lobel
    Fairy Went-A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman
    Frank and Ernest by Alexandra Day
    Frank and Ernest on the Road by Alexandra Day
    Frank and Ernest Play Ball by Alexandra Day
    Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
    George and Martha by George Marshall
    George and Martha Encore by George Marshall
    George and Martha Rise and Shine by George Marshall
    Harry and the Terrible Whatzit by **** Gackenbach
    Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
    The Hedgehog for Breakfast by Ann Tuner
    Hot Air Henry by Mary Calhoun
    How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting
    I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit by Pamela
    In a Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
    In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
    The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee
    Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
    Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
    Loop the Loop by Barbara Dugan
    Lunch by Denise Fleming
    May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk deRegniers
    Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
    The Mystery of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
    No Moon, No Milk! by Chris Baccock
    No Peas for Nellie by Chris L. Demarest
    The Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
    Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
    Once Upon Macdonald’s Farm by Stephen Gammell
    Other Side by Jacquiline Woodson
    Owen by Kevin Henkes
    Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
    The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills
    Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg
    Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti
    See the Ocean by Estelle Condra
    Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    Spinky Sulks by William Steig
    The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Stepto
    Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
    The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
    Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg
    Swimmy by Leo Leonni
    The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor
    Teammates by Peter Golenbock
    Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
    The Third Story Cat by Leslie Baker
    This is the Key to the Kingdom by Diane Worfolk Allison
    Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen
    Time for Bed by Mem Fox
    The Wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg
    Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg
    June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner


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    Visualizing:

    A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertly
    Abuela by Arthur Dorros
    All the Small Poems by Valerie Worth
    Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant
    At the Edge of the Forest by Jonathan London
    Baby Whale's Journey by Jonathan London
    Barn Dance by Bill Martin and John Archambault
    Big Pets by Lane Smith
    Cabin Key by Gloria Rand
    Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
    Condor's Egg by Jonathan London
    Could Be Worse! by James Stevenson
    Country Road by Daniel San Souci
    Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor
    Dancing the Breeze by George Shannon write as poem
    Dawn by Uri Schulevitz
    Dream Weaver by Jonathan London
    Festival in My Heart: Poems by Japanese Children Bruno Navasky, editor
    Fireflies! by Julie Brinkloe
    The Ghost-Eye Tree by Bill Martin and John Archambault
    Glasses Who Needs 'Em? by Lane Smith
    Good Dog Carl (series) by Alexandra Day
    House on Mango Street-"Hairs" by Sandra Cisneros
    Hurricane by Jonathan London
    If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow
    Into This Night We Are Rising by Jonathan London
    I’m in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor
    Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan Londonuses Little Frog Songs uses five senses
    Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle
    Meteor! by Patricia Polacco
    Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen
    Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
    Nocturne by Jane Yolen
    Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
    Painted Words/Spoken Memories: Marianthe’s Story by Aliki
    Puddles by Jonathan London
    Sailboat Lost by Leanard Evertt Fisher
    The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown
    Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
    The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow
    Shadow Ball: The History of the Negro Leagues by Geoffrey Ward, Ken Burns, & Jim
    O'Connor
    Toad by Ruth Brown
    Train Song by Diane Siebert
    Twilight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher
    Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg uses five senses
    Whale's Song by Dyan Sheldon
    When I Was Young In the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant uses five senses
    Wise Woman and Her Secret by Eve Merriam


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    Determining What’s Important in Text:
    Airplanes and the Flying Machines by First Discovery Books
    Flight by Robert Burleigh
    Magic Schoolbus Books by Joanna Cole
    The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons
    Somewhere Today by Bert Kitchen
    Spiders by Gail Gibbons
    Water Dance by T. Locker
    Water Voices by T. Speed

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    Schema/Background Knowledge:

    A Beach Day by Douglas Florian
    A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams
    A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray
    A River Dream by Allen Say
    All the Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen
    Anna Banana and Me by Erik Lenore Belgvad
    Bear and Mrs. Duck by Elizabeth Winthrop
    Before I was Born by Harret Ziefert
    Best Town in the World by Byrd Baylor
    Country Road by Daniel San Souci
    Dawn by Uri Schulevitz
    Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold
    Emma Bean by Jean Van Leeuwen
    Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe
    Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams
    The Good-bye Book by Judith Viorst
    The House on the Hill by Christin Couture
    Hurricane by David Wiesner
    I Am Eyes by Leila Ward
    I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow
    I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow
    I Love You as Much by Laura Krauss Melmed
    In the Middle of the Night by Kathy Hederson
    Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Wader
    Island Boy by Barbara Cooney
    It’s a Good Thing There are Insects by Rookie Reader
    Jafta’s Father by Hugh Lewin
    Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
    My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Jouston
    Our Granny by Margaret Wild
    Owen by Kevin Henkes
    The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume


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    Synthesis:
    A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
    Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
    Araminta’s Paintbox by Karen Ackerman
    Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray
    The Broody Hen by Olivier Dunrea
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Charles T. McBiddle by Andrew Glass
    Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie DePaola
    The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown
    Don’t Tell the Whole World by Joanna Cole
    For Every Child, a Better World by Louise Gikow
    Freedom School, Yes! by Littlesugar & Cooper
    Freedom Summer by D. Wiles
    Goodbye House by Frank Asch
    Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
    Learning About Unicorns by Laura Alden
    Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
    Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
    The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland
    May the Magnificent by **** Gackenbach
    The Magic Fish by Freya Littledale
    Magic Schoolbus Books by Joanna Cole
    The Maybe Gardens by Kimberly Burke-Weiner
    The Mitten by Jan Brett
    My Mom Travels a Lot by Caroline Feller Bauer
    Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander
    No Moon, No Milk! by Chris Babcock
    Other Side by J. Woodson
    Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
    The Quicksand Book by Tomie DePaola
    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats
    Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
    The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe
    Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
    The Terrible Thing Thing That Happened at our House by Marge Blaine
    The Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett
    Under the Quilt of Night by Hopkinson & Ransome
    The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting
    When the Sun Rose by Barbara Berger
    Wild, Wild Sunflower Child Anna by Nancy White Carlstrom
    World Famous Muriel and the Magic Mystery by Sue Alexander

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    Monitoring Comprehension:
    Alexander Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin
    The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Keide
    Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams
    Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger
    The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland
    Magic Schoolbus Books by Joanna Cole
    Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin
    The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
    The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats

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    Phonemic Awareness Books:
    Clickety Clack by Rob Spence
    Cloud Cuckuu Land by Bernard Lodge
    From Anne to Zach by Mary Jane Martin

    Retelling/Summarizing:
    Cordelia, Dance! by Sarah Stapler good for both
    Help! big book good for retelling
    McBungle's Jungle Adventure big book good for retelling
    Royal Dinner big book great for sequencing
    This Is No Place For Me good for retelling
     
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  3. sundayn

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    WOW! Thanks from all the teachers out there!
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    Thanks... I know how alll of us could use it!
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    :)... cair
     
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    WOW!!!! Thanks for the resource...what website did you find that?
     
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    I tried to post it, but A... Z did not give me permission to post a url because I am a new member... sorry
     
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    Oh boy, I don't even know where to start! I am teaching ESL/ELL, so these could be great!
     
  10. cair

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    picture books... thanks

    :) I know what you mean. There are soooo many books.
    We're bound to hit on great ones.
    cair
     
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    Does anyone know which books are simple, lots of pictures, yet on a more sophisticated interest level? I have 11-year-olds who are on a very low reading and comprehension level, but they are getting sick of baby books.
     
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    I teach 6th graders and they have very low reading skills. I use picture books with my entire class to introduce a particular strategy. In choosing books...I usually sit down on the floor at Barns/Noble and literally go through the books. I find the ones my kids can understand... yet are not babyish
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