Tag Archives: KG

KG The Gruffalo’s Child

“Who is this creature so big, bad and strong?”

As part of KG’s exploration with shadows Mrs. Pretz read The Gruffalo’s Child during library class this rotation. A special thank you to Mrs. Notter for her puppetry and shadow-making skills!

KGT strikes a pose wearing their Gruffalo headbands!

Wordless Picture Books

Some incredible wordless picture books have been published in the past few years. These books can be used to support literacy in a variety of ways.  KG students have been using wordless picture books to develop story lines both in whole group and partner storytelling activities.

Check out this a preview of Hank Finds An Egg!

KGL used this book during library class to practice add-on storytelling as a whole group and along the way did  some problem-solving, predicting and inferring.

Here are a few of my favorites that the KG students used to practice partner skills and add-on storytelling during library classes:

KG – Trucktown series by Jon Scieszka

Boys and girls alike can’t seem to get enough of Jon Scieska’s Trucktown series. During library class this week, I will introduce KG students to the picture book and early reader formats of this highly entertaining, high interest series.  Even the most reluctant readers will want to get their hands on these books. Melvin Might? is not only an entertaining read aloud, but prompts discussions about worrying, being brave and to keep on trying.  Melvin Might? reminded me of the classic story, The Little Engine that Could.  Truckery Rhymes is perfect if you want a new twist on old rhymes and better yet, students find the new rhymes highly engaging.   More books in this series coming soon to the ASIJ ES Library!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Move over Mother Goose, Jon Scieska has written a book of Truckery Rhymes.  

If You Like These Books, You Might Also Like…

supertruck  stink