Point of View – Rain

We read Rain by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson, who won the Ezra Jack Keats Award for New Illustrator with this book.  He also did the illustrations for Gaston which we read earlier, as well as the book, Josephine, which won the Coretta Scott King illustrator award  and the Sibert Informational book award. This story shows us two different points of view or opinions regarding rain.  The older man is grumpy about the rain, while the little boy loves the rain and pretends to be a frog.  The fun begins when the two meet face to face.

Check out the Teacher’s Guide on Linda Ashman’s Website – RAIN! Teachers Guide

Additional Resources – Rain by Linda Ashman

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

The week before last, we read Nana in the City by Laura Castillo.  We “researched” what city the story was set based on the clues on the first page (large city, near large water/river/lake/ocean, distinctive bridge)  .   After reading the book, we discussed the positive and negative aspects of living in a big city.  Second graders are studying urban, suburban and rural in their classrooms. This book is a 2014 Caldecott Honor Book.

Additional Resources

Nana in the City

Brooklyn Bridge

Urban/ Rural

This week we read Wonderful Worm by Linda Glaser, pictures by Loretta Krupinski.  We reviewed  what nonfiction means (Facts and Information) and how to find them in our library (Catalog –  Numbers). This book is an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book.  The first graders had a special program about worms the same week that we read this in library.

Extension Activity:

Worm Games – Herman’s Fun Place

Additional Resources – Wonder Worms