Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

This month we are learning about different children’s book awards.  This week we talked about the Schnieder Award which is given to  books about disabilities.  We read one of this year’s winners –  Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov.

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Additional Activities

Featured Books/Bookmark – Schneider Award

Printable  – Braille  Alphabet Chart

Computer Game – Braille Games Online

 

Giant Squid

This month we are learning about different children’s book awards.  This  past week we talked about the Sibert Award for Nonfiction Books.  We read one of the winners of this year’s Sibert Honor Award –  Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann.

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Additional Activities

Featured Books/Bookmark – Sibert Award

Word Search – Ocean Animals (Habitat Series)

Coloring Page – Giant Squid

Video – Giant Squid

They All Saw a Cat

This month we are learning about the different children’s book awards  This past week we talked about the Caldecott Award (award given to the illustrator of the best picture book) and read one of this year’s honor award winners They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. After reading the book, we talked about how the cat looked different from each animals point of view .  We used prior knowledge about the animals to explain why they perceived the cat as shown by the illustrator.
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Extension Activities

Featured Books – Caldecott Award

Printable – Draw a cat /Color a Cat

Computer – They All Saw a Cat Song – Emily Arrow

Additional Resources – They All Saw a Cat

Infamous Ratsos / Geisel Award

This month we are going to talk about different awards that are given to children’s  books. This week I shared several Geisel Award Books and read one of this year’s Geisel Honor Award winners – Infamous Ratsos  by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Matt Myers

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Extension Activities

Featured Books – Geisel Award

Printable – Matching Game and  Geisel Word Search

Computer – Video Infamous Ratsos meet Bikers for Books