Sunday, October 23, 2011

Favorite Fall and Halloween Books for Reader's Workshop

You might remember that my principal LOVES Halloween. So...there is no shortage of age appropriate spooky fun at my school.

I visited one of my best friends (a teacher in a Kindergarten room across the hall) the other day. While we visited, I did a little browsing in her fall books. Score! I found a few new book ideas to use for readers workshop. Here are some of my new favorite Halloween books (and a couple old ones that I had to have on the list) to use for reader's workshop lessons.

rhyming and modeling word choice

different types of books authors write 
I love alphabet books!  So, I'm going to use Jeepers Creepers and have my students make their own monstrous ABC classbook.
text to music connection
I do realize that text to music connections are not one of the popular 3 connections that we ask our students to make, but I guide/encourage my students to make text to music connections all the time.  Kids love music and so do I!
text to text connections with other versions of the three bears stories

And for those of you who do not have a principal who LOVES Halloween...

a counting book to expose children to different types of book that authors write

vocabulary expansion and non-fiction text features

vocabulary expansion - tune into interesting words

If you have not visited my Writer's Workshop Linky Party in a few days, stop by to check it out.
You can find the post by visiting here.  If enough people are interested, I think I will make a list of all the resources from the writer's workshop linky party on one document (giving credit to the contributors).  Let me know if you would find that helpful.

Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday!  The weather is perfect in Michigan today...not too hot, not too cold, but just right!