Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book bash with my kinder friends

Yay!! It is time for our second blog hop with my favorite #kinderfriends. These are such an amazing group of woman and I am so glad we get to come together and share ideas with all y'all out there in the blogging world. This month we are sharing out our favorite books. Now for those that know me, know that I am slightly obsessed with books. I grew up with books everywhere in our house and some of my fondest memories as a girl was going to Barnes and Nobles and picking out a new Nancy Drew or American Girls chapter book. So this blog theme was right up my alley! I decided to narrow my book pickings down to my favorite end of the year books that I use in my classroom. 
I always end our kindergarten year with a giant ocean unit. The kids love it! It is a great opportunity to really hit on non fiction books and text features, but also incorporate some really fun fiction picture books like "Nugget & Fang". 


Day one: I start off by reading the "Nat. Geo : Sharks!" book. We talk about text features, we do a picture walk through etc. Then we read "Nugget & Fang". We talk about the setting, characters, plot etc. After that we chart our findings using a Venn Diagram. My goal is to really emphasize the difference between non fiction and fiction books. 


Day 2:  We reread and look back over the Nat. Geo book. Using my non fiction reader worksheet, we choose a fact that we learned to write about, and then draw a picture. 

Day 3: We reread "Nugget & Fang" and chart all the parts of the story. The kiddos then use those charts to complete my fiction/parts of a story worksheet.


Day 4: To really hit the concept of fiction/non fiction out of the park, I take old Scholastic catalogs and let the kids cut out pictures of both types of books and put them in the right category (fiction or non fiction)

If you would like any of the worksheets from this post click here

I hope you enjoyed reading!! Now get comfortable and hop on over to Wendy's blog at First Grade Fireworks for another AMAZING post






11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, we LOVE non fiction in our classroom! It totally gets the kiddos engaged and makes for some really great discussions! :-)

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  2. Sharks are a big hit in my classroom. The topic gets even the most reluctant reader or writer engaged! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm adding Nugget and Fang to my wishlist - that looks adorable, and I love how you use it along side a non-fiction book to help your students understand the difference!

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  4. My kiddos are all into predators right now and they would be all over these shark books!!

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  5. I LOVE your ideas for comparing fiction and non-fiction Brittany! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Sharks are always a hit for end of the year! Keeps them engaged! THANKS! Wendy 1stgradefireworks

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  8. I love your ideas for comparing fiction and non-fiction Brittany!thank you for post comment
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