Last week I read Seabiscuit : the wonder horse by Meghan McCarthy, to the first graders and Wonder Horse by Emily Arnold McCully. Prior to reading the stories, we talked about books that have been made into movies. There are at least two movies about Seabiscuit, one with Shirley Temple (Animal Crackers in my Soup). A movie about the Beautiful Jim Key (Wonder Horse) will be coming out soon with Morgan Freeman (Dolphin Tale 2).
After reading, we reviewed parts of a book ( Title, Author and Illustrator) and then identified the Characters, Setting and Plot of each book.
I made displays in the library of books that had been made into movies. For a list of children’s books turned into movies, check out – Movies for Kids based on books .